New traditionalists

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.

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New access conditions for HPFV in VIC

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.

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