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.
Kelvin Baxter Transport at Berrigan in southern New South Wales has received a Performance-Based Standards aluminium tip-over-axle (TOA) A-double combination from Bulk Transport Equipment (BTE) at Toowoomba.