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High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring

Transport operators of vehicles under Victoria’s High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) permit can operate with increased payloads and access new parts of the Victorian HPFV network.

Refer to the Department of Transport information sheet for more information on HPFVs:

One of the conditions of access to the network is telematics monitoring of HPFVs. Transport operators may opt for eligible vehicles to be monitored under the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) or the Intelligent Access Program (IAP), or both, as described below.

High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring Schemes

There are two High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) Monitoring schemes as follows:

SchemeAssociated ApplicationLevel of Assurance
TMA HPFV Monitoring SchemeTMA2
IAP HPFV Monitoring SchemeIAP3

The schemes are administered by the Department of Transport, Victoria, to permit access of eligible HPFVs on approved routes of the Victorian road network:

To participate in one or both schemes, transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within a Class 2 permit issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). Enrolment in the TMA or IAP application, or both, is one of these requirements.

To offer services for either scheme, an application service provider (ASP) must be certified by TCA to offer TMA or IAP. TCA will also approve:

Unless required by law, TCA will destroy the telematics data it has received relating to the transport operator’s nominated vehicle(s) 12 months from its receipt of the data.

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

Enrolment in TMA or IAP HPFV Monitoring Schemes

Transport operators may choose to enrol eligible vehicles in one or both schemes as shown in the figure below, noting that:

  • Location is monitored through enrolment in the TMA or IAP HPFV Monitoring Scheme, as selected by the transport operator.
  • Mass is monitored only through enrolment in the TMA HPFV Monitoring Scheme.

If eligible vehicles are already enrolled in the IAP HPFV Monitoring Scheme:

  • Enrolment may be cancelled in the IAP HPFV Monitoring Scheme and commenced in the TMA HPFV Monitoring Scheme, or
  • Enrolment may be retained in the IAP HPFV Monitoring Scheme and commenced in the TMA HPFV Monitoring Scheme (i.e. enrolment may be in both schemes).

If eligible vehicles are not enrolled in the IAP HPFV Monitoring Scheme, they may be enrolled in the TMA HPFV Monitoring Scheme or the IAP HPFV Monitoring Scheme.

For more information on this scheme, please see the fact sheet on HPFV arrangements in Victoria or contact us.

Last updated on 15 November 2021