The Oversize Overmass Vehicle Movement Scheme (‘the scheme’) is a scheme administered by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to monitor road utilisation of Class 1 Oversize Overmass (OSOM) vehicles on the NSW road network.
This document describes the scheme and how it will be used with the Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) application.
The following information is included:
- the scheme parameters;
- key scheme processes; and
- roles and responsibilities.
TfNSW and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) aim to reduce the ongoing need for permits shorter than 3 months for laden OSOM vehicles or shorter than 12 months for unladen OSOM vehicles in NSW.
Through the scheme:
- An Operator (e.g. transport operator) of an eligible vehicle with laden movements can obtain a Class 1 OSOM permit of up to 12 months if the vehicle is enrolled in the RIM application.
Note: For Operators of eligible vehicles with laden movements who do not elect to enrol in the RIM application, permit duration is limited to a period of up to 3 months.
- An Operator of an eligible vehicle with unladen movements can obtain a Class 1 OSOM permit of up to 3 years if the vehicle is enrolled in the RIM application.
Note: For Operators of eligible vehicles with unladen movements who do not elect to enrol in the RIM application, permit duration is limited to a period of up to 12 months.
Initially, the NHVR will issue Class 1 OSOM permits of up to 3 months for laden travel or up to 12 months for unladen travel. Prior to the expiration of these permits, Operators will have the option to enrol their eligible vehicles in the RIM application.
If the Operator provides a current Certificate of Enrolment to TfNSW for the RIM application prior to the expiry of the initial consent, TfNSW will extend the consent (at no cost to the Operator) to a maximum period of 12 months for laden travel, or a maximum period of 3 years for unladen travel.
The use of the RIM application for monitoring OSOM vehicle movements aims to:
- reduce the need for Operators to obtain frequent permits for OSOM vehicle movements;
- provide insights into OSOM vehicle movements on the NSW road network; and
- enable aggregated and de-identified reports and analysis to be made available for TfNSW and local governments in NSW.
Combined with the approved permit data, the RIM application provides greater insights into OSOM vehicle movements across NSW.