The schemes are made available by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, South Australia, as a trial to monitor road utilisation of eligible low or zero emission heavy vehicles (LZEHV) on approved routes of the road network in South Australia. The trial will run for 12 months after commencement (with a possible extension), and its efficacy will be assessed at the end of that period.
An LZEHV is a heavy vehicle that has relatively low or no tailpipe emissions. Examples include battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles.
The TMA LZEHV Monitoring schemes available to be enrolled in are:
- TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme – Vehicles Up to 20m (SA)
- TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme – Vehicles > 20m and ≤ 26m (SA)
- TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme – Vehicles > 26m and ≤ 30m (SA)
- TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme – Vehicles > 30m and ≤ 36.5m (SA)
- TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme – Vehicles > 36.5m and ≤ 42m (SA)
- TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme – Vehicles > 42m and ≤ 53.5m (SA).
To participate in a TMA LZEHV Monitoring Scheme (SA), transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within an applicable permit, available on the website of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. The permit describes eligible vehicles for the scheme and any characteristics of those vehicles, as well as approved routes of the road network in South Australia.
Eligible vehicles must be fitted with a TCA-approved telematics device and a Smart OBM system.
Transport operators can enrol vehicles in the scheme by contacting a certified Application Service Provider (ASP). If the applicable permit requires mass and vehicle configuration to be monitored, the ASP must also be certified to provide services for TMA with the Smart OBM feature.
TCA must approve telematics devices and Smart OBM systems used in the scheme. The telematics device used in the scheme will generate position records and report them to TCA. The Smart OBM system used in the scheme will generate mass and configuration records. The ASP will report data records and enrolments to TCA no less frequently than monthly.
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 reporting will be made available via the Telematics Analytics Platform (TAP).
Find out more details on the scheme by downloading a copy of the TMA LZEHV Monitoring Schemes (SA) document.
Last updated on 6 October 2023