The Victoria Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS) improves the productivity, safety, and efficiency of heavy vehicles during the harvest season. It provides up to 5% mass allowance for productivity and minimises the risks associated with the variable conditions of loading trucks on farms. The GHMS benefits the grain and road transport industries as well as the wider community. It allows for an efficient grain harvest while eliminating overloading on our roads through appropriate administration procedures and compliance activities.
The GHMS full year reporting is based on data provided to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) by Participating Grain Receivers (PGRs) during the 1 Oct 2020 to 31 May 2021 period.
For the 2020‐2021 harvest period, the total harvest size increased by 25% (4.2 million to 5.2 million tonnes) from the previous season. The percentage of grain delivered under the GHMS remained consistent (slightly increased from 9.5% in 2019‐2020 to 9.8% in 2020‐2021). Overall total breaches have decreased significantly by 1.6% (18.44% to 16.90%) from the previous season. A total of 8,524 trips were saved in the same period.