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Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme and Quad Axle Groups

PBS Scheme changes from 21 January 2013

From 21 January 2013, the NHVR will administer the PBS Scheme, approving PBS designs and vehicles on advice from the PBS Review Panel.

You will no longer deal directly with the National Transport Commission (NTC). However, you will continue to negotiate road network access separately through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

The NTCs PBS network classification maps portal will be integrated into the NHVR website on 21 January 2013. Read the PBS FAQs for more information.

Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme and Quad Axle Groups

Tasmania has agreed to the implementation of the national Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme and more general use of quad axle groups.

Further Information

Please contact the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator:

PBS Forms can be found at:

Further information regarding PBS (including blueprint designs and vehicle combination's) is available on the National Transport Commission's (NTC) website.