Investigate the feasibility of 7 axle truck and dogs PBS mass limits
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Increasing the number of higher productivity vehicles using the network will help Australia’s economy grow by boosting the productivity of our transport system.
Performance based standards (PBS)-approved vehicles can carry heavier loads and can offer up to 20 per cent more productivity than non-PBS vehicle combinations, but industry has said that the time and cost taken to approve PBS design, assessment and certification act as barriers to greater use.
The PBS scheme aims to encourage the uptake of more productive vehicle designs without sacrificing safety requirements.
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is developing a Class 3 National Notice as an interim measure to allow access to networks.
The NTC will review the effectiveness of the Class 3 National Notice after three years with a view to allow compliant seven-axle truck and trailer combinations through regulation.