Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles are designed to perform their tasks as productively, safely and sustainably as possible, and to operate on networks that are appropriate for their level of performance.
It is important to consider what safety and productivity benefits you might achieve through the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme. Those benefits should be assessed against the likely costs and risks of submitting an application.
An outline of the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) approval process.
'Blueprint' designs for quad-axle semi-trailers and B-doubles have been pre-approved using Performance-Based Standards (PBS) and made available to the heavy vehicle industry. Operators can use these 'blueprints' to apply for access on a PBS networks.
The Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme operates under a nationally consistent set of rules and guidelines.
The PBS Review Panel determines whether or not a vehicle meets the performance-based standards approved by the Transport and Infrastructure Council.
Semi-trailers, B-doubles and other combinations fitted with quad-axle groups can carry heavy loads more safely on a defined road network.
Access to roads and bridges under the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme are governed by a national set of rules and guidelines.
A contact list of PBS assessors, PBS certifiers and jurisdictional contacts.
Vehicles are assessed under the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme according to 16 minimum vehicle performance standards and 4 infrastructure protection standards.
Frequently asked questions about the Performance-Based Standards scheme.