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TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (QLD)

The TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (QLD) uses the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) of the National Telematics Framework.

The scheme is made available by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Queensland to enable access of eligible PBS vehicles (such as A-Doubles travelling from Toowoomba to Port of Brisbane) on approved routes of the Queensland road network.

To participate in the scheme, transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within an applicable national or state PBS Notice, available on the NHVR website, such as the Queensland Class 2 Performance Based Standards A-Double (Toowoomba to Port of Brisbane) Authorisation Notice.

An applicable permit, also available on the NHVR website, provides conditions of travel for PBS vehicles that are required to monitor mass and vehicle configuration on stated areas and routes in Queensland.

A condition of the applicable PBS Notice and/or permit is that Operators of eligible PBS vehicles in Queensland must be enrolled in a scheme of either the TMA or Intelligent Access Program (IAP) application and must monitor mass using either:

  • An OBM system approved by TCA to Category B or C (i.e. a ‘Smart OBM system’); or
  • An OBM system that has been approved as meeting the requirements of the Queensland Interim OBM Mass Monitoring Business, Operational and Technical Requirements issued by TMR (Queensland ‘Interim OBM’).

Note: For the TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (QLD), TMR will commence a transition period from 1 December 2022 until 31 May 2024 such that:
– From 1 December 2022, any new enrolments of eligible PBS vehicles must be in this scheme of the TMA application only. From this date, eligible PBS vehicles must not enrol in a related IAP scheme or operate under ‘Interim OBM’.
– If an eligible PBS vehicle was enrolled in a related IAP scheme before 1 December 2022, it may continue its enrolment until 31 May 2024. Enrolment may be cancelled in the IAP scheme and commenced in this scheme of the TMA application if eligibility criteria are met.

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 this scheme will generate position records and report them to TCA. The Smart OBM system used in this scheme will generate mass and configuration records. The ASP will report data records 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).

Find out more details on the scheme by downloading a copy of the TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (QLD) document.

For more information, please read the following:

For more information, visit the Transport for Main Roads website, or contact us.

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Last updated on 8 January 2024