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Hill Descent Monitoring – Bedfordale Hill Scheme

The Hill Descent Monitoring – Bedfordale Hill Scheme is a scheme associated with the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) of the National Telematics Framework. TMA is a Level 2 Assurance application.

The scheme is administered by Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) to monitor:

  • the estimated speed of 36.5-metre A-Double combinations (prime mover, semi-trailer towing a 5 or 6 axle dog trailer) operating under permit on part of the MRWA road network, namely Bedfordale Hill (the permit to operate is related to this section of road only; any other permits that vehicles operate under will be considered separately)
  • whether enrolled vehicles stop in the Bedfordale Road Train Assembly Area for a sufficient period before descending Bedfordale Hill
  • whether enrolled vehicles exceed the 40 km/h speed limit when descending Bedfordale Hill.

To participate in the scheme, transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within the access approval (e.g. a Notice or permit). Enrolment in TMA is one of these requirements.

To offer services for this scheme, an application service provider (ASP) must be certified by TCA to offer TMA services. TCA must also type-approve telematics devices used in the scheme. If mass will be monitored using an on-board mass (OBM) system, TCA must type-approve this device to Category B or C.

TCA will analyse data received through the TMA application, and reports will be made available via the Telematics Analytics Platform (TAP).

For more information on this scheme, please contact us.