- PBS Vehicle Configurations chart (PDF, 1.1MB) - This chart shows some of the NHVR-approved PBS heavy vehicle combinations used in Australia. Other heavy vehicle configurations may not be represented.
- PBS vehicles carrying dangerous goods (PDF, 144KB) - Describes the requirements for PBS approved tankers carrying dangerous goods.
- Performance Based Standards - Australia’s PBS fleet 2020 (PDF, 1.7MB) - The ARTSA Institute and the NHVR have prepared this report to assist the heavy vehicle market to better understand the significance and benefits of PBS.
- Review of Major Crash Rates for Australian Higher Productivity Vehicles: 2015-2019 (PDF, 2.6MB) - This report examines the safety performance of the Australian Performance Based Standards (PBS) fleet over the five year period 2015 to 2019 inclusive.
Low speed swept path
The primary purpose of this standard is to safely manage the risk associated with turns at intersections by limiting the road space required by a vehicle participating in the PBS Scheme when making low-speed turns.
The Low speed swept path templates can be downloaded in Swept Path Level 1-4 Templates (ZIP, 2.9MB) or individually from the table below:
|Performance Based Standards Road Class||Performance Level||Required Template|
|Level 1||No greater than 7.4m|
|Level 2||No greater than 8.7m|
|Level 3||No greater than 10.6m|
|Level 4||No greater than 13.7m|
Road Profile B - ARRB (PDF, 89KB) for ‘road B’ used in ARRB Report 342, 1999.