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Dept of Transport & Main Roads
Vehicle standards notifications
To ensure the vehicle standards are kept up to date, Transport and Main Roads regularly reviews the policies, procedures and legislation that govern the vehicle standards, including the technical requirements for vehicle inspections and modifications, and makes changes when needed.
Implementation of new modification code LS14 — Re-rating of ATM/GTM of a light trailer to Manufacturer's Specifications.
- Commenced 1 March 2018
TMR is transitioning away from Approved Persons (APs) using the heavy vehicle modification code S7 (ATM re-rating of a trailer) to certify the re-rating of trailers with an ATM of 4500 kg or less (light trailers), to the new Queensland specific LS14 light vehicle modification code.
LS14 allows APs to re-rate the ATM of a commercially built light trailer to the trailer manufacturer’s specification. However, re-rating of a homemade light trailer’s ATM must be done under the LS12 modification code.
The new code will be implemented on 1 March 2018. Suitably qualified persons may now apply for the LS14 code but will not be able to certify any modifications under the new code until 1 March 2018.
The use of S7 modification code to re-rate light trailers must cease from 1 March 2018.
The details of modification code LS14 modification code information and checklist can be found in the Queensland Code of Practice – Vehicle Modifications.
Department of Transport online link is found here.