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

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)
The Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS) is a voluntary scheme designed to improve the safety, environmental performance and productivity of heavy vehicles used by the construction industry in NSW. SPECTS is administered and maintained by the NSW Government. 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.

Benefits:

  • Greater mass
  • Permit-free access in approved councils
  • No IAP or OBMM required

Data shared though DRIVE EASY:

  • Time and Date (every 30s)
  • Vehicle Position (every 30s)
  • RIM Enrolment ID

Eligible Vehicles:

  • PBS Level 1 and 2A 3 or 4 axle truck towing 3 axle dog trailer
  • PBS Level 1 and 2A 3 or 4 axle truck towing 4 axle dog trailer
  • PBS Level 1 prime mover semi trailer combination with quad axle group
  • PBS Level 1 concrete agitator prime mover semi trailer combination with quad axle group
  • PBS Level 1 prime mover semi trailer combination with tri-axle group
  • PBS Level 1 concrete agitator prime mover semi trailer combination with tri-axle combination
  • PBS Level 1 rigid concrete agitator

Safety Feature Requirements:

  • Direction and roll-over stability control
  • Additional contour marking as per SPECTS guidelines
  • ADR13/00 reversing lamps on trailers
  • Self-adjusting reversing alarm
  • Minimum Euro 5 engine

Additional Information:

Gazette Notice

SPETCS Business Rules

SPECTS Map

Transport for NSW Website

TCA Website

Other schemes where a Telematics Condition is required

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

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

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.

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Commencement Date: 2nd April 2020
NSW

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Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

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Commencement Date: 11th June 2019
NSW

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Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

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Commencement Date: 1st June 2020
NSW

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Advised Application

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Advised Commencement Date: 1st July 2021
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Advised Application

New South Wales 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.