You will require this approval if you intend to design a heavy vehicle. A design must be approved before it can be used to manufacture a heavy vehicle. The types of businesses that may consider designing heavy vehicles include manufacturers, operators, transport associations, road transport agencies and freight customers / shippers.
A heavy vehicle is a vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of more than 4.5 tonnes.
When you have built your heavy vehicle, you will then need to obtain a PBS vehicle approval that certifies you have built the vehicle in accordance with the approved design.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.