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Queensland harmonises telematics rules with other jurisdictions

The HVIA says Queensland’s telematics rules have been brought up to speed with surrounding areas

Late last year, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) announced the harmonisation of its telematics rules applicable to a range of heavy vehicle combinations.

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) says changes apply to vehicles currently enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP), and using an On-Board Mass (OBM) monitoring device, in the following categories:

  • Class 2 Performance-Based Standards (PBS) A-Doubles
  • Class 2 vehicles operating at Higher Mass Limits (HML)
  • Class 2 PBS Level 1 & 2A Truck and Dog Trailers operating at HML
  • Class 3 20-metre long 3-axle trucks towing 4-axle dog trailers

The harmonisation aligns Queensland’s rules with those of other jurisdictions for various types of restricted access vehicles heavy vehicles, principally HML vehicles in New South Wales.

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The specific changes made under the transition are:

  • Intelligent Access Program (IAP) transitions to the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA); and
  • Interim On-Board Mass (OBM) transitions to Smart On-Board Mass (Smart OBM).

For Queensland operators, the transition commenced on December 1 last year, with an 18-month transition period. Operators may transition whenever they choose before the transition period ends on June 1, 2024.

Transport Certification Australia (TCA), Australia’s national organisation for assurance related to transport technologies and data, are providing a public webinar on February 23 to explain the changes.

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