Higher Mass Limits (HML) Scheme

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)
A new Higher Mass Limits (HML) Notice came into effect on 2 April 2020 that requires HML heavy vehicles operating in NSW to be enrolled in either: Intelligent Access Program (IAP), or Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA).

Benefits of TMA over IAP:

  • No non-compliance reports
  • No on-board mass required
  • No installation costs
  • Lower overall cost
  • Simple implementation

Updates 27 August 2020:

Type 1 A-Double Road Trains(36.5m)

Road Trains operating at Higher Mass Limits (HML) in NSW can now enrol in the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) or the IAP.

Road Trains already enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) can continue operating without change.

Refer to full details of changes to Type 1 A-Double Road Trains.

B-Triples,Modular B-Triples and AB-Triples (36.5m)

B-Triples, Modular B-Triples and AB-Triples operating at General Mass Limits (GML) or Concessional Mass Limits(CML) in NSW are no longer required to be enrolled in the IAP.

However, to operate at HML, these vehicle combinations can now enrol in either TMA or the IAP.

B-Triples,Modular B-Triples and AB-Triples already enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) can continue operating at HML without change.

Refer to full details of changes for B-Triples, Modular B-Triples and AB-Triples.

Additional Information:

Updates 27 August 2020

Gazette Notice

Transport for NSW Website

TCA Website

NHVR Fact Sheet

Other schemes where a Telematics Condition is required

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Road Train Farm Gate Access Scheme

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
NSW

Provides exemptions for eligible heavy vehicles to access council roads within approved areas without Permit.

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

B-Double Farm Gate Access Scheme

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
NSW

Provides exemptions for eligible heavy vehicles to access council roads within approved areas without Permit.

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Semi-Trailer Farm Gate Access Scheme

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
NSW

Provides exemptions for eligible heavy vehicles to access council roads within approved areas without Permit.

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

TMA High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring Scheme

Commencement Date: 1st of May 2021
VIC

New telematics requirements for HPFV and mobile cranes in VIC

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Higher Mass Limits (HML) Scheme

Commencement Date: 2nd April 2020
NSW

A new Higher Mass Limits (HML) Notice came into effect on 2nd April 2020 that allows HML heavy vehicles operating in NSW to be enrolled in Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) instead of the Intelligent Access Program (IAP).

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Hill Descent Monitoring (HDM) Scheme Mount Ousley

11th June 2021
NSW

Required for some A-Double combinations operating under permit

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Hill Descent Monitoring (HDM) Scheme Roelands Hill

Commencement Data: 2019
WA

Required for AB-triples with tri-axle groups operating at CML on Roelands Hill

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

PBS Vehicle Monitoring Scheme

Commencement Date: 1st of July 2020
TAS

Required to obtain access under Notice or via Permit for PBS Level 2 vehicle combinations exceeding 26m in length.

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Port Botany Container Movement Efficiency Scheme

Commencement Date: 11th June 2019
NSW

Eligible vehicles carrying one or more shipping containers to or from a prescribed stevedore’s terminal can benefit from Concessional Mass Limits (CML) with an exemption to specific mass requirements under the National Heavy Vehicle Law (NHVL).