In a previous piece, we discussed the potential benefits and challenges of introducing wider trailers in Australia, particularly the idea of extending the maximum width from 2.5 metres to 2.6 metres. Given the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme’s capacity to approve heavy vehicle widths beyond standard limits, the prospects appeared promising for over-width vehicles. On...
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What our clients have to say
As one of Australia’s biggest suppliers of PBS equipment, Vawdrey needs a reliable PBS consultant who will be there for us in all kinds of situations. Whether it’s to help us understand what’s possible with a new and unique design, through to obtaining Design Approval and after-sales services like design changes and certification inspection issues, we’ve found Advantia to offer a great service across the board.
Road transport is such a big part of our industry’s costs that we needed someone to help clarify and prioritise our options and optimise efficiencies. Advantia delivered a thorough report that clearly set out a roadmap for infrastructure investment to benefit the dairy industry.
Whilst transport may not be Petuna’s core business, it does make up an important and significant part of our overall cost structure and is an integral link in our supply chain to market. We recently reviewed our supply chain with the purpose of taking our outsourced tanker logistics contracts to tender.
Advantia’s guidance and insight enabled us to understand and appreciate the significant productivity benefits that PBS could bring to our business in order to change the conversation with potential suppliers to gain a competitive advantage. This insight was the key to unlocking material cost savings as well as operational efficiencies for our business, even up and downstream from the freight contract.
Petuna Aquaculture Group
We value the availability and responsiveness of Advantia’s entire team. When a customer of ours has a PBS concept in mind, we often call on Advantia for some advice on the likelihood of it being approved, and the level of road access. If it goes through to the Design Approval stage, the service is prompt and the quality is high.
Advantia has an impressive depth of knowledge around High Productivity Freight Vehicles, and a high standard of report-writing. We were very pleased to have engaged Advantia to deliver an important piece of work on expanding HPFV use on local roads.
Transport for Victoria