About Performance-Based Standards

The PBS Scheme offers the heavy vehicle industry the potential to achieve higher productivity and safety through innovative and optimised design.

PBS blueprints and resources

'Blueprint' designs for various combinations have been pre-approved using PBS and made available to the heavy vehicle industry.

PBS guidelines and rules

The PBS Scheme operates nationally in a consistent and transparent manner using a set of rules and guidelines.

PBS vehicle standards

Vehicles are assessed under the PBS scheme according to 16 minimum vehicle performance standards and 4 infrastructure protection standards.