Performance Based Standards (PBS) were first introduced in 2007, the intention was simple the right trucks for the right jobs. The vision on the other hand was far more profound and would be transformational for the industry. Including, greater overall road safety, minimised environmental impact and improved productivity. In 2014 the PBS scheme was incorporporated into Heavy Vehicle National Law and regulated through NHVR.
While the PBS scheme has been hugely success for the road transport industry, feedback has indicated there is confusion from operators regarding the administration. Operators have expressed frustrations with some unnecessary complexities throughout the application process.