National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot

The National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot (National Pilot) is an innovative industry partnership testing potential direct user charging options for heavy vehicles.

Get Involved! Express your interest now to participate

On-Road Trial Quick Facts

  • Measures road use data based on distance, weight and location
  • Compares fuel and registration charges with potential direct user charges
  • Up to 100 heavy vehicle businesses and over 1000 vehicles participating

Benefits for Business

  • No cost to businesses
  • Telematics devices or hubodometers installed and maintained for the life of the trial
  • Your opportunity to help shape the future of heavy vehicle charging.

Interested?  Read more here PDF: 206 KB ReadSpeaker or contact the National Pilot team on 1800-065 113 9am–5pm Monday–Friday or email

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National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot Procurement

The department is preparing to procure telematics devices and services, manual devices and services and third party invoicing services for an on-road Trial under its National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot.

Requests for Expressions of Interest (REOI's) for the three procurement streams closed on Monday 17 August.

Should you have any questions regarding these procurements please contact the National Pilot team at

Small Scale On-Road Trial—July 2019 to January 2020

The Small Scale On-Road Trial started in July 2019 and finished in January 2020. A total of twelve heavy vehicle operators participated, contributing 259 vehicles. Trial participants collectively operated across all states and territories and included buses and rigid and articulated trucks. Telematics service providers collected monthly vehicle trip distance, fuel consumption and location data.

The trial tested whether telematics devices already installed in the participating vehicles could measure mass (weight) and distance effectively.

The following organisations participated in the Small Scale On-Road Trial:

  • Bridgestone Australia Ltd
  • Buslines Group Pty Ltd
  • Conroy Removals Pty Ltd
  • De Bruyn's Transport
  • EROAD (telematics provider)
  • John West Logistics Pty Ltd
  • J R Bulk Liquid Transport (Blu Logistics)
  • Nuline Charter Pty Ltd
  • Quinn Transport
  • Simon National Carriers
  • Coolibah Quarries
  • D & S Smith Haulage Pty Ltd
  • Toll Group
  • Transport Analytica (service provider)
  • Volvo Buses (telematics provider)
  • Volvo Trucks (telematics provider)

Small Scale On-Road Trial Evaluation Report

Small Scale On-Road Trial Evaluation Report

The Small Scale On-Road Trial Evaluation Report PDF: 824 KB ReadSpeaker is now available for download. You can also access a list of FAQs PDF: 281 KB ReadSpeaker DOCX: 1257 KB on the Evaluation Report.

National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot—Fact Sheet PDF: 611 KB ReadSpeaker DOCX: 3158 KB

Developing the Foundation for the National Pilot

During 2018–2019, the department, all levels of governments, industry and expert consultants collaborated to develop the foundation for the National Pilot. More detail on the Foundation projects can be found here DOCX: 1247 KB PDF: 236 KB ReadSpeaker.

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