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

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)

Class 1 Oversize Overmass Vehicle Movement Scheme

Commencement Date: 1st June 2020
NSW

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has introduced a new option for vehicles performing Oversize Overmass (OSOM) movements in NSW with extended duration permits.

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).

Advised Application

Schedule of the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice

Advised Commencement Date: 1st July 2021
NSW

The Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice allows eligible Class 1 load carrying vehicles in NSW to operate up to 5.0m wide, 5.0m high, 30.0m long and 7.5m rear overhang on approved (state owned) routes in NSW, and in compliance with the conditions of the Notice and this Operator’s Guide.

Advised Application

Class 1 Load Carrying Combination (Hunter Region) Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice

Advised Commencement Date: 1st July 2021
NSW

Exempts class 1 heavy vehicle combinations consisting of a prime mover and approved trailers, including dollies if required, from certain mass and dimension requirements under the HVNL. In addition, this notice exempts certain specialist vehicles such as block trucks that are used to assist the operation of class 1 combinations.

Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) Monitoring Scheme

Commencement Date: 12th August 2019
TAS

Required to obtain access under Notice or via Permit for specific Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)