Concessional Permits

Accredited Mass Management Scheme (AMMS)

This new scheme was developed in conjunction with the Ministerial Heavy Vehicle Advisory Panel with the purpose of providing the WA transport industry:

  • an efficient concessional loading scheme;
  • a network approach;
  • road infrastructure protection and sustainability; and
  • greater flexibility in the type of loading controls used.

AMMS will be available from 27 April 2015, in line with the new Compliance and Enforcement (CoR) legislation.

AMMS will replace  the existing Certified Mass Management Scheme (CWMMS)  and the Concessional Loading Bulk Products Scheme (CLPBS) and Transport Operators will have a 12 month period to transfer over to AMMS.

From April 27 2016, Transport operators who wish to commence a new concessional transport task will be required to meet the  AMMS entry requirements.

For more information on the scheme, please visit the AMMS page

 

Certified Weighbridge Mass Management Scheme
Applying for a permit

Existing CWMMS permits will continue to be renewed during the next 12 months, however will have the common expiry date of 30 June 2017. These operators will have the option to transition to the new AMMS products from 26 April 2016.
From April 27 2016, all new concessional loading operations will need to apply under the new Accredited Mass Management Scheme (AMMS). For information on AMMS, please visit the AMMS page.

The certified Weighbridge Mass Management Scheme (CWMMS) is a concessional loading scheme allowing an additional 1.5 tonnes to be loaded on tri-axle groups fitted with dual tyres and an additional 0.5 tonnes on tandem axle groups.

A requirement of the scheme is that all loads are weighed on a certified weighbridge operated by an approved Supplier Member of the Scheme, prior to departure.

Additional mass is not permitted on either single or twin steer axle groups under any of the concessional loading schemes administered by Main Roads.

The vehicle combination may only operate on the relevant RAV Network that is permitted for the equivalent vehicle combination under the Prime Mover, Trailer or Truck, Trailer Combinations. The vehicle combination must comply with the relevant conditions that apply to the equivalent combination specified in the associated Operating Conditions.

Containerised Cargo (import/export)

Applying for a permit

Vehicles participating in this scheme are permitted to carry extra mass when they are carrying ISO containers. The vehicles must have a minimum drive axle rating of 18 tonnes to obtain this permit.

The concession allows for the distribution of an extra 8.5 tonne loading over the entirety of the following combinations provided that the limits of 18.0 tonnes on a tandem axle group and 27.0 tonnes on a tri axle group are not exceeded.

Concessional Livestock

Applying for a permit

Vehicles participating in this scheme are permitted to carry extra mass when they are transporting livestock and meet certain requirements with regards to trailer dimensions. The vehicle must have a minimum on the single steer axle rating of 6 tonnes and a minimum on the drive axle rating of 18.5 tonnes to obtain this permit.

Livestock carriers are granted a concession that allows operators to maintain full loads of livestock, on the condition that the trailers are no longer than 12.5 m with two decks for cattle or 4 decks for sheep.
The concession allows for an extra 3.0 tonnes on tri axles and 2.0 tonnes on tandem axles.

Concessional Loading Bulk Products Scheme

From April 27 2016, all new concessional loading operators and operations will need to apply under the new Accredited Mass Management Scheme. For information on AMMS, please visit the AMMS page.

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Modified: 02 May 2016