Lined up at Camooweal, these big guys are best seen stationary. They’re scary critters, with their 176ft length, 115 tonnes and triple trailers. It takes a bit of getting used to passing them at 130kph (our legal speed limit) and you want to make sure you have plenty of clear distance and good visibility. Fortunately the drivers are generally very courteous and will sometimes indicate when it’s safe to pass, but still and all, make your own judgements.
Here are some official tips to pass them.
4 thoughts on “On the Road: Triple Road Trains”
I wish railways were used for these big loads in Australia.
The relatively recent railway extension has had some impact Jill but like an urban transport system they don’t always connect the places involved.
They sound formidable to take on.
Definitely need respect even when (especially when?) you become used to them Bill.