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NSW PBS Truck and Dog Operators - Check your permits

PBS road network access conditions have changed in NSW and new permits are being issued with a minimum requirement that vehicles are fitted with approved telematics devices and enrolled in the Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) application with Transport Certification Australia (TCA), this new requirement is found towards the end of an operator’s permit documentation.

From the Transport for NSW Website:

Operators of PBS vehicles must abide by the following the network conditions while operating in NSW:

  • It is a road access condition that all PBS vehicles/combinations (i.e. Level 1-4) that meet Tier 1 bridge formulae be enrolled in a:

  • minimum of Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) when operating at General Mass Limits (GML) or Concessional Mass Limits (CML); and

  • either the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) or Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) when operating at Higher Mass Limits (HML). 

  • Additional information on RIM and TMA is available on the Transport Certification Australia (TCA) website.

  • PBS vehicles/combinations at all performance levels (i.e. Level 1-4) that do not meet Tier 1 bridge formulae for the level of access being requested (i.e. Tier 2 and/or Tier 3) are required to be enrolled in either the IAP or TMA when operating at GML, CML or HML.

  • PBS Level 3 vehicles/combinations operating on approved roads east of the Newell Highway are required to nominated vehicles of an operator who holds accreditation for the Maintenance Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).

  • Comply with all the conditions as specified in the PBS Vehicle Approval/ NTC Final Approval;

Alternative Exemption Notice

Eligible vehicles can operate under the National Class 3 20m Long 3-axle Truck and 4-axle Dog Trailer Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice (link to operators guide), before this Notice was published, these combinations could only operate under the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme, with access restricted to PBS Networks or by permit. 

This Notice means that operators can now use these vehicles without having to go through the PBS approval process.

Because not all breaches are "REAL"

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