Participating in the TMA program, you’ll need some simple requirements.
The hardware installed within vehicles is type-approved to be used within the TMA program.
When a level of assurance needs to be provided to road managers for a number of reasons, from access to payload requirements, the TMA provides a flexible entry toward an environment for the business.
By using type-approved telematics in the vehicle, the business is able to assure jurisdictions, road managers and regulators of their compliance with secure and accurate data.
TMA is applied to manage lower risk activities. The road manager or regulator will be able to advise the business on when enrolment into TMA is required, or further advise if IAP or On-Board Mass is required.
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Ensuring your heavy-vehicles are on the road to their maximum potential is beneficial to the business and the productivity of the industry itself. When considering the applications for TMA is to ensure compliance to road manager requirements, the benefits extend way beyond that.
A new Higher Mass Limits (HML) Notice (New South Wales Higher Mass Limits Declaration 2020) came into effect on 2 April 2020. The new Notice requires vehicles operating at HML to be enrolled in either the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) or the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA).
A review of the IAP for HML in NSW was completed by Transport for NSW during 2019. The review found that HML now represents a lower level of risk due to widespread infrastructure and structure upgrades over the last decade. This means that the level of infrastructure and safety risks associated with vehicles operating at HML no longer demands the level of assurance provided by the IAP.
The IAP will continue to be used for higher risk access arrangements in New South Wales where high levels of assurance are required. It continues to be used for vehicles operating at HML in Queensland.
The TMA provides a flexible, cost effective approach to the management of heavy vehicle access using telematics. It offers a lower level of assurance for lower risk activities, compared to the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) application.
It is a flexible, lower cost use of telematics to manage road access and compliance. Type-approved devices already fitted to vehicles may be used and are suitable for low to medium risk vehicles and transport activities.
Telematics data collected through TMA is limited to vehicle registration data, vehicle position data, time & date data and self-declared vehicle configuration data.
TMA makes HML in NSW more accessible to more transport operators.
There are two main differences between the IAP and TMA:
1. Type-approved telematics hardware:
The IAP requires specific, high integrity devices, with controlled installation, maintenance and removal procedures.
TMA allows for the use of a broader range of devices, with more flexible installation, maintenance and removal procedures.
2. Data shared with Transport for NSW (TfNSW):
The IAP shares Non-Compliance Reports (NCRs) with TfNSW.
TMA shares data which has been collected through the application with TfNSW, but does not identify non-compliant events. (Information collected through TMA is stored securely by TCA, and can be viewed (if required) by authorised TfNSW personnel within a 12-month period from the date of collection).
There are no plans to remove the IAP for HML in Queensland. The changes relate only to HML vehicles in NSW. Businesses that operate vehicles at HML across NSW and Queensland continue to require enrolment in the IAP in Queensland, as well as enrolment in either the IAP or TMA in NSW.
A type-approved telematics device, available through Teletrac Navman (a certified TMA and IAP service provider), is required for operation in the TMA scheme. TMA requires that telematics devices are type-approved by Transport Certification Australia (TCA).