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.
All PBS Scheme applications and enquiries should be submitted to the NHVR using the PBS application forms.
An outline of the PBS approval process.
'Blueprint' designs for various combinations have been pre-approved using PBS and made available to the heavy vehicle industry.
The PBS Scheme operates nationally in a consistent and transparent manner using a set of rules and guidelines.
The NHVR is responsible for operating the PBS Review Panel (PRP).
Access to roads and bridges are governed by sets of rules and recommendations.
A contact list of PBS assessors, certifiers and other useful contact information.
Vehicles are assessed under the PBS scheme according to 16 minimum vehicle performance standards and 4 infrastructure protection standards.
Semi-trailers, B-doubles and other combinations fitted with quad-axle groups can carry heavy loads more safely on a defined road network.