Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction 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:

  • Highest Mass
  • Permit-free access in approved councils
  • No IAP or OBM required

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

Primary Information:

Gazette Notice

SPETCS Business Rules

SPECTS Map (Updated)

Other Information:

Transport for NSW Website

TCA Website

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