On-board mass monitoring for commercial and regulatory purposes in Australia: operational learnings from the interim OBM solution

In Australia, On-Board Mass (OBM) systems are applied to measure and record the mass of heavy vehicles and are implemented in conjunction with the Intelligent Access Program (IAP), using a combination of telematics technologies and mass sensor units (MSUs) fitted to the vehicles’ axles. With both the mass and location of enrolled vehicles monitored for compliance with access arrangements, Road Managers obtain stronger assurances that the conditions of access are being met. For Transport Operators, better access in exchange for monitoring offers productivity, efficiency and environmental outcomes – greater loads, fewer trips and greenhouse gas emissions, and more direct routes. This paper presents an overview of the OBM program currently operating in Australia, its broader context within the heavy vehicle landscape, and some of the key insights and operational learnings that are progressing the program to its next stage.


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  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Future pathways: International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT14), 15-18 November 2016, Rotorua

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  • Accession Number: 01641744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2017 9:56AM