New National Class 2 Performance Based Standards Authorisation Notice 2022

National Road Transport Association

A new National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2022 has been published in NSW. The new notice provides streamlined access for more productive, safer and sustainable heavy vehicle types on key freight routes throughout NSW.

Thousands of permits will be replaced by this notice, saving administrative time and cost for both industry and government. Moving more of the freight task with less heavy vehicle movements is good for all.

The new network supports access for Higher Productivity PBS Vehicles to travel under notice on over 15,000 kilometres of state road, including vital routes for freight, the Hume and Newell highways and the Sydney Motorway network.

The National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice 2022 provides access for the following vehicle types without the need for permits:

  • PBS level 2B tandem dolly A-doubles
  • 3 designs of Tier 3 PBS 2B A-doubles at up to 85.0 tonnes (HML)
  • Tier 3 PBS Level 1 Quad Axle semi-trailers (up to 20m in length), meeting or exceeding the minimum axle spacing requirements on the PBS Level 1 HML state road network at 50.5 tonnes
  • Tier 3 PBS 2B Quad Axle B-doubles up to 77.5 tonnes (HML)
  • 20m PBS Level 2 Truck and Dog combinations and B-doubles respectively up to 57.5 tonnes on the Great Western Highway between Emu Plains and Marrangaroo.

The new networks can be view on the NSW Performance Based Standards interactive maps

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