Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)
A requirement for PBS vehicles as per permit requirements

Operators of PBS vehicles must abide by the following the network conditions while operating in NSW:

  • It is a road access condition that all PBS Level 2 access class 'B' vehicles/combinations and greater be enrolled in a minimum of Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) when operating at General Mass Limits or Concessional Mass Limits (GML/CML) or Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) when operating at Higher Mass Limits (HML).
  • All PBS vehicles operating at HML are required to be enrolled in either TMA with a certified service provider or in the IAP in NSW.
  • PBS vehicles/combinations at all performance levels (i.e. Level 1-4) that do not meet Tier 1 bridge formulae for the level of access being requested (i.e. Tier 2 and/or Tier 3) are required to be enrolled in either TMA or in the IAP in NSW.
  • PBS Level 3 vehicles/combinations operating on approved roads east of the Newell Highway are required to nominated vehicles of an operator who holds accreditation for the Maintenance Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).
  • Comply with all the conditions as specified in the PBS Vehicle Approval/ NTC Final Approval;
    Note: Prior to 21 January 2013, PBS approvals were issued by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and approved vehicle/combinations were issued with a NTC Final Approval.
  • Comply with the conditions as specified in the National PBS Notices and/or NHVR issued access permit.

Other schemes where a Telematics Condition is required

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Safety, Productivity, Construction, and Environment Transport Scheme (SPECT Scheme)

Commencement Date: 1st July 2016
NSW

SPECTS allows participating heavy vehicles greater network access and the ability to carry more construction materials, in return for meeting higher environmental, safety and compliance standards.

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) Monitoring Scheme

Commencement Date: 1st of May 2021
VIC

New telematics requirements for HPFV and mobile cranes in VIC

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

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)

Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice 2021 (Livestock Loading Scheme)

Commencement Date: 8th October 2020
NSW

B-triples and AB-triples can now operate under this Notice if they are enrolled in the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA), removing the need for IAP enrollment.

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice 2021 (Livestock Loading Scheme)

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
NSW

This Notice provides mass exemptions that support the New South Wales Livestock Loading Scheme and includes access to the New South Wales Farm Gate Network.

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption Notice 2021 (Grain Harvest Management Scheme)

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
NSW

This Notice exempts a heavy vehicle to which it applies from stated prescribed mass requirements in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation and includes access to the New South Wales Farm Gate Network.

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Hill Descent Monitoring (HDM) Scheme

Commencement Data: 2019
WA

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

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme

Advised Application
NSW

A requirement for PBS vehicles as per permit requirements

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).