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PBS offers the heavy vehicle industry the potential to achieve higher productivity and safety through innovative truck and bus design.

Performance based standards

The performance based standards (PBS) scheme vehicles are designed to perform their tasks as productively, safely and sustainably as possible. These trucks and buses are tested against 16 stringent safety standards and four infrastructure standards.

The scheme has been in operation since October 2007 and was administered by the NTC until January 2013 when it was transferred to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

More information

For more information on the PBS scheme and enquiries relating to PBS applications, contact the NHVR on 1300 696 487, email or go to the NHVR website.


Last Updated: 15/11/2018