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Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Vehicle Monitoring Scheme

The Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Vehicle Monitoring Scheme is a scheme of the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) of the National Telematics Framework. TMA is a Level 2 Assurance application.

The scheme is administered by the Department of State Growth (DSG), Tasmania (as the Authority), to:

  • permit access of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Level 2 vehicle combinations exceeding 26 m in length (e.g. 30-m A Doubles, 30-m B Doubles) or 68.5-tonne gross mass to the Tasmanian road network
  • monitor the operation of certain PBS Level 2 vehicle combinations on an approved road network, including speed at no greater than 90 km/h
  • monitor whether the vehicles which exceed 68.5 tonne gross mass cross
  • certain bridges at nominated weights.

The scheme is regulated by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

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

Find out more details on the scheme by downloading a copy of the PBS Vehicle Monitoring Scheme document.

To offer services for this scheme, an application service provider must be certified by TCA to offer TMA services. TCA must also approve telematics devices used in the scheme. The telematics device used in this scheme will generate position records and report them to TCA.

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 application, and reports will be made available via the Telematics Analytics Platform (TAP).

Mass Measurement with Smart OBM Systems

If mass will be monitored using an on-board mass (OBM) system, TCA must approve this device as a Smart OBM system.

Mass and configuration records are required only if a Smart OBM system has been installed.

If a Smart OBM system has not yet been installed, self-declared (comments) records and self-declared (vehicle type/TCM) records are optional if a user interface has been installed to collect them.

For more information on this scheme, please contact us.

Last updated on 3 September 2021