The Construction Vehicles Data Sharing Initiative is a national initiative being led by the Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) and other industry and state government participants, in collaboration with Transport Certification Australia (TCA).
As part of the initiative, participating CCAA members voluntarily share telematics data from their construction vehicles with TCA. The data is collected and visualised on TCA’s Telematics Analytics Platform – a secure portal that gives access to telematics data analysis and reporting for improved road safety, transport efficiency, freight productivity, asset management and sustainability.
By collecting data on vehicle types and locations, TCA can analyse and visualise detailed information on the vehicles active in the sector. This will include:
- mapping the key routes and areas of travel intensity for specific types of vehicles (cement tankers, concrete agitators, tippers, etc.);
- identifying the travel times between key origins and destinations;
- understanding the impact of disruptive events and tracking changes over multi-year periods.
The purpose of the initiative is to provide a reliable database that will support evidence-based discussions between the construction transport industry, road managers and other government authorities with regards to road access planning, infrastructure management and efficient transport.
How data is collected
The participating companies agree to voluntarily share telematics data from their construction-related vehicles with TCA.
TCA establishes safe connections for collecting the telematics data, based on consent-based agreements.
TCA gives a clear undertaking that all data will be aggregated and anonymised to ensure commercial confidentiality. TCA will not enable the subsequent identification of individual vehicles, or the company ownership of vehicles. The voluntary data received by TCA will not be used for enforcement purposes.
The Construction Vehicles Data Sharing Initiative uses historical data collected by TCA and is adding ongoing data from 2023 to the database.
For more information on industry-led data sharing initiatives, please contact TCA.
Last updated on 20 October 2023