The scheme is made available by Department of Transport, Victoria to enable access of road trains on approved routes of the Victorian road network:
- The road train network in the north-west of Victoria, with access no further south than the southern borders of Mildura and Swan Hill local government areas, for the transport of general freight; and
- Additional approved routes of the Victorian road train network, for the transport of hay and grain
as described in Victoria’s Road Train Network Information Sheet, available from the Class 2 Combinations web page of the Department of Transport website.
Eligible vehicles are defined in the National Class 2 Road Train Authorisation Notice (‘Notice’) or permit issued by the NHVR, and in Victoria’s Road Train Network Information Sheet. Eligible vehicles now have the option to enrol in this TMA scheme or they can elect to remain enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP).
To participate in the scheme, transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within the Notice or permit. Enrolment in TMA or IAP is one of these requirements.
Note: For the transport of hay and grain, permits will be issued annually and can be renewed up to 30 June 2024.
Transport operators can enrol vehicles in the scheme by contacting a certified application service provider (ASP).
TCA must 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).
Notes for transport operators:
- Road trains operating at Higher Mass Limits (HML) must enrol in the TMA Road Train Monitoring Scheme (VIC) or its IAP equivalent.
- Transport operators seeking access beyond the approved road train network must have a road train that meets the requirements of a High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) and must enrol in a TMA High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring Scheme (VIC) (Department of Transport) or its IAP equivalent.
- Road trains transporting livestock on the approved road train network must also be enrolled in the TMA Livestock Loading Scheme (NSW) or its IAP equivalent.
- Road trains transporting hay and grain are subject to the same mass, access and operating conditions as vehicles under permit but must also comply with the Tasmania and Victoria Class 3 Baled Hay Dimension Exemption Notice and other conditions described in Victoria’s Road Train Network Information Sheet.
Find out more details on the scheme by downloading a copy of the TMA Road Train Monitoring Scheme (VIC) document.
For more information on this scheme, please contact us.
Last updated on 8 February 2023