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Road Weight Limits

Australian road transport regulations allow for a maximum road weight limit of 42,500kg, which covers the combined weight of both the truck, trailer, container and cargo.

General Purpose
20 Foot (28m3)
General Purpose
40 Foot (56m3)
General Purpose
40 Foot HC (66m3)
Container Weight 2,230kg 3,700kg 3,970kg
Standard Truck Weight 14,000kg 14,000kg 14,000kg
Sideloader Truck Weight 21,000kg 21,000kg 21,000kg

Maximum Weight of cargo that can be loaded (NETT WEIGHT)

General Purpose
20 Foot (28m3)
General Purpose
40 Foot (56m3)
General Purpose
40 Foot HC (66m3)
Standard Truck Weight 26,270kg 24,800kg 24,530kg
Sideloader Truck Weight 19,270kg 17,800kg 17,530kg

All specifications and average weights shown on this page should be used as a guide only. Variations may arise due to truck / trailer configuration, load distribution and road regulation based in each state. Please contact us to provide exact specifications based on your specific requirements and carrier.