Smedley’s Engineers, a leading Performance-Based Standards assessment firm, has announced the pending introduction of new onboard mass measuring regulations for the state of Victoria.
A new Performance-Based Standards (PBS) specialist has joined Smedley’s Engineers as the consultancy expands its service offerings to greater numbers of truck and trailer builders and operators.
Lionel Moore began his career in the road transport industry in 1964, serving his apprenticeship at O’Phee Engineering, which later became known as O’Phee Industries, in the small rural Queensland town of Brookstead.
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.
Hew McDonald, Operations Manager at Evolving Workshop Technologies, has a wealth of mechanical and engineering experience behind him. Of his many achievements, perhaps the most notable is his invention and development of the Elevating Work Platform for workshop pits.
Bob Martin is the National Training Manager at JOST Australia. He has been employed by JOST since 2001, having served as the company’s Brisbane Branch Manager for 18 years and then in 2019 moving into the newly formed National Training Manager role.