Performance-Based Standards

Performance Based Standards - Australia’s PBS fleet (PDF, 952KB) - This joint report, published in May 2018 by the NHVR and ARTSA, explains the uptake of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles in Australia, and how this scheme now has a significant influence on purchasing decisions for heavy duty vehicles (with a rating equal to or greater than 12 tonnes) in this country.

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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.