Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles will soon be able to use a broader range of tyres, encouraging the take-up of safer, more-productive vehicles in the Australian heavy vehicle fleet.
Do operators need Performance-Based Standards if they have a road train prime mover? Tiger Spider takes a closer look.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is committed to the ongoing success of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) to ensure it continues to deliver safety and productivity benefits for the heavy vehicle industry.
Victorian transport company, Total Logistic Solutions (TLS), has recently taken delivery of several 36-pallet double drop deck Titeliners from Vawdrey Australia which will see extensive service from depot-to-depot along the eastern seaboard.
Vawdrey Australia will be presenting its latest temperature-controlled Iceliner range and Performance-Based Standards (PBS) innovations at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show.
Route assessors and Performance-Based Standards (PBS) specialists may be interested in the latest asset management guidance for road bridges via Austroads.
2020 has been an eventful, if not surreal year for all people throughout the world. As the first wave of Covid-19 took hold in March, Tiger Spider’s principal engineers Marcus and Brendan Coleman mourned the loss of their father, Leo, who died after complications from heart surgery.
In spite of a decidedly lacklustre year on a number of fronts, the uptake of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) by a broad cross section of the trucking industry has continued unabated as operators seek out ways to improve productivity and efficiency. PBS is a world-leading program that enables Australia’s heavy vehicle industry to use the most productive vehicles for specific freight tasks. It fosters innovation in vehicle design to improve productivity while achieving safer operation and making minimal impact on road infrastructure.
An additional 600 Performance-Based Standards (PBS) approved High-Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) will need to be enlisted in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) and be fitted with On-Board Monitoring (OBM) solutions from January 2021.
Optimised efficiency in a mineral haulage operation is being realised by Kalgoorlie-based MLG Oz with its new B-quin combination manufactured by Bruce Rock Engineering.