Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 May 2023 - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

What’s New In Telematics?

HVIA collaborates with TCA to present a series of informative sessions at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show on the the latest changes in heavy vehicle telematics and mass monitoring requirements

With more than 40 different technology providers exhibiting at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show, a reasonable question from any attendee might be ‘what’s new in telematics?’

Recent changes by Australia’s road agencies are changing the way we think about telematics, and the broader public value which can be derived from the sharing of data in a transparent, structured and standardised way.

To de-mystify the complexity and the opportunities telematics present, HVIA is collaborating with Transport Certification Australia (TCA) to present a series of informative sessions at the show, where you can learn about the latest changes around heavy vehicle telematics and mass monitoring requirements.

Sessions will run on from Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20 in the Plaza Seminar Room at the top of the escalators. Heavy vehicle drivers, transport operators, manufacturers and other stakeholders in the transport industry are invited to join, either in person or online.

A significant development is the wider use of the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) and Smart On-Board Mass (OBM). When combined, TMA and Smart OBM are providing road managers with new ways of understanding the use of road networks, to better inform forward planning and investment.

Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania have worked with the transport industry to adopt the use of TMA and Smart OBM systems for specific kinds of restricted access vehicles.

A significant development is the wider use of the Telematics Monitoring Application and Smart On-Board Mass to provide road managers with new ways of understanding the use of road networks

In Victoria, the Department of Transport and Planning Victoria has announced June 30, 2023 as the final deadline to have Smart OBM fitted to certain high-productivity freight vehicles (HPFVs).

In Tasmania, specific Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles require Smart OBM for some road access arrangements.

In Queensland, operators of certain Class 2 and Class 3 vehicles have been given until June 1, 2024 to transition from IAP to TMA and from Interim OBM to Smart OBM.

In New South Wales, all new and existing eligible PBS vehicles must be enrolled in the TMA PBS Level 1-4 Vehicle Monitoring scheme of the TMA application by June 1, 2024.

In the ‘What’s New in Telematics’ sessions, we’ll aim to answer some of the pressing questions the transport industry may be faced with in light of the latest changes.

Greg Forbes, HVIA’s National Manager for Policy and Government Relations, will address some of the emerging challenges for transport operators and what they can expect from the latest changes in telematics requirements.

Cutting edge operators such as Ron Finemore Transport are embracing the latest telematics technologies to boost productivity and safety performance

Gavin Hill, the General Manager of Strategy for Transport Certification Australia, will outline the latest jurisdictional developments with TMA and Smart OBM and how they benefit the transport industry.

David McIntosh, Telstra’s National Sales Specialist IoT – Telematics will provide some information on 3G and the pending close-out arrangements and their implications for telematics users.

There will be Q&A sessions at the end of each session, where the speakers and the government representatives present can respond to your queries.

The first session on May 18 will be hybrid, so you can join either online or in person. Attendance in the following two sessions will be in-person only.

Please note: As this event will attract a wide audience, we are offering a hybrid session, and two in-person sessions. Those who wish to attend the in-person sessions will need to purchase tickets to the Brisbane Truck Show in addition to registering for this event on Eventbrite.

Also note that registering for this event does not mean you have purchased tickets for the Brisbane Truck Show. Purchase tickets to BTS23 here.

To find out more and to register click here.


Thursday, May 18, 2:30-3:30pm (hybrid)

Friday, May 19, 11:00am-12:00pm (in-person)

Saturday, May 20, 11:00am-12:00pm (in-person)