Improving Access For Innovative Trucks in NSW

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A new data hub introduced by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) paints a picture of the improving access for innovative trucks in NSW. The new NSW Freight Data Hub sees New South Wales being the first state in Australia to publish clear data on where high productivity trucks are going and how often.

The video above shows just how strong the growth has been for trucks required to become part of the Intelligent Access Program, enabling them to access routes with improved productivity as a quid pro quo for handing over truck location data.

The red routes have over 50,000 IAP truck movements per year. The yellow routes are those with 500-10,000 movements and the green are those with up to 500 movements per year.

The Transport Certification Agency and TfNSW have worked together to develop interactive maps which provide insights into vehicle movements across the New South Wales road network.

This video shows the accessible routes for each class of high productivity truck, from quads to triples, to A-double, large truck and dog, B-double and PBS semi.

With NSW being the first to publish this kind of analysis, it provides insights into the movement of freight vehicles across NSW. The interactive map presents heavy vehicle data for individual road segments, including journey counts and bi-directional movements.

Reports from the NSW Freight Data Hub are derived from applications administered through the National Telematics Framework.

TCA performs an independent role between industry and government in collecting, de-identifying and aggregating telematics data for broader use. 

This provides certainty to stakeholders that:

  • transport operator and vehicle-specific data is protected
  • commercially sensitive information is securely managed
  • privacy-by-design principles are upheld.

NSW’s Safety, Productivity and Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS) scheme is using a new process to get data about PBS truck movements to TfNSW, using the operators’ existing telematics system. The introduction of this rule change in 2019 has seen an increase in the number of operators getting involved in SPECTS, which had limited success when IAP was a requirement.

Only trucks involved in transporting construction materials with a Euro 5 engine, satellite tracking, with onboard mass monitoring and fitted with a number of safety features are eligible. The innovation which has led to the dropping of the IAP requirement is known as Road Infrastructure Management (RIM), which is an application of the National Telematics Network and run by Transport Certification Australia.

With vehicles now enrolling in the RIM application, future versions of the interactive maps on the NSW Freight Data Hub will benefit from an increased sample size and vehicle representation.

 

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