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Webinar: NSW’s Transition to Smart On-Board Mass for PBS Mass Monitoring

Event Details

Date and time
August 31, 2023 1:00 pm - August 31, 2023 2:00 pm
Austroads and TCA

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is transitioning from Interim On-Board Mass (OBM) management to Smart OBM. All Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicle operators with mass monitoring as a condition of access will need to transition to the more advanced telematics technology by 1 June 2024.

Smart OBM systems capture axle mass measurements as digital records and share the data with relevant road managers in a secure and standardised way.

The changes aim to harmonise the use of Smart OBM systems for mass monitoring of heavy vehicles in New South Wales with other states.

The changes will require the operators of eligible PBS vehicles to have Smart OBM systems fitted to their vehicles. Additionally, those vehicles must be enrolled in an applicable scheme of the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA), and their Smart OBM systems paired with an Application Service Provider (ASP) certified by Transport Certification Australia (TCA).

This webinar will provide an overview of the upcoming changes and how they will affect PBS drivers travelling to and within the state.

Webinar attendees will be taken through the steps required for signing up to Smart OBM or transitioning from Interim OBM to Smart OBM.

Presenters will also talk about the importance of Smart OBM for the road network and how mass data from Smart OBM is being used by road managers.

The session will be beneficial to PBS operators who operate their fleet in NSW or travel across the border, ASPs seeking information to update their customers and road authorities looking to better understand the use of Smart OBM data.

There will be question and answer opportunities during the session.

The webinar will be presented by Gavin Hill, General Manager of Strategy and Delivery at TCA, and Brett Graham, Senior Manager for Road Access at TfNSW.

Gavin Hill is the General Manager of Strategy and Delivery at TCA. He has over two decades of experience working on technology and regulatory reforms in the Australian transport sector. Gavin is widely recognised internationally, having been invited to work with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on global transport and technology initiatives. He is the Vice-President Australasia and Pacific for the International Forum for Heavy Vehicle Transport & Technology. Gavin holds a master’s degree in public administration and an honours degree in economics.

Brett Graham is a senior leader with over 40 years’ experience within the heavy vehicle industry. His experience spans widely from working as a heavy vehicle motor mechanic to being involved in safety compliance inspections, training, workforce capability, sanctions, prosecutions, and access management.

Brett is currently Senior Manager for Road Access at TfNSW, where he is responsible for managing heavy vehicle access on the state road network. In this role, Brett has delivered expanded access for higher productivity vehicles travelling on the Hume Highway to key western Sydney distribution centres during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also facilitated access to road trains east of the Newell Highway as part of drought and flood relief activities in New South Wales.

Another highlight from Brett’s role at TfNSW is the development of Performance Based Standards (PBS) networks and expanded access for various types of PBS vehicles, including the B-triples required for the Snowy 2.0 project, which resulted in 65,000 less truck trips through Cooma and the Snowy Mountains Highway over the project’s duration. Brett is continually working with local governments, operators, and third-party asset owners to ensure heavy vehicle access remains safe, productive and sustainable as the freight task continues to grow.

More information about the NSW changes are available on the TCA webiste.

A recording of the webinar is available below:

The following are the slides from the webinar:

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