Category: Corporate

More combinations eligible for pre-advised PBS Design Approval applications

On the 10th of December 2020, the NHVR continued to expand the combinations allowed under the pre-advised (PA) Design Approval process. The expansion now means that combinations that contain a single or tri-axle drive axle group can now be approved without review of the PBS Review Panel, which significantly reduces the processing time for these… Read more »

Assisting industry through PBS – Advantia and BTT Engineering combine

To simplify and streamline industry’s experience with the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme and assist industry with required approvals to operate, Advantia and BTT have combined to provide a united one-stop-shop for all your PBS needs. As the PBS Scheme continues to mature with an increasing number of PBS combinations approved to operate on Australian… Read more »

PBS Masterclass

In 2019, Advantia will be running an in-depth training course on Performance Based Standards (PBS). Known as the PBS Masterclass, this one-day course is designed for people who may have any role to play in PBS. Advantia has been involved in the PBS Scheme since it was conceived almost 20 years ago now, however a… Read more »

Advantia Staffing Update

Advantia is pleased to welcome back Daniel Nolan and introduce Nicholas Schade into our team. This is what it means to our team structure: Returning to Advantia following a year of travel, Daniel Nolan has resumed his role as an Accredited PBS Assessor and now holds the position of Engineering Manager Saizo Takeuchi now holds… Read more »

Advantia achieves Quality Management System Certification to ISO9001

Advantia has made it a goal over its years in business to produce a high standard of work for customers and provide exceptional customer service. In the pursuit of continuous improvement, at the start of 2018, Advantia set itself a challenge to formally implement a Quality Management System to track, monitor and audit the internal… Read more »

Six highlights of Advantia’s first decade

The day I dragged an old desk into the spare bedroom to start the Advantia business, I had a modest optimism for how things might progress… Ten years on, as a team of six in Bundoora’s Uni Hill business precinct, Advantia now serves some of Australia’s largest transport operators and equipment manufacturers, delivers large government-funded… Read more »

Expert in High Productivity Freight Vehicles joins Advantia

Advantia is pleased to announce the appointment of former VicRoads staffer Victor Trumper as Senior Consultant. While some in the industry may not know Victor, many will be familiar with the high-profile outcomes of his work while employed by VicRoads. Of most importance to Advantia’s clients are the Victorian High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) networks… Read more »

Meet Saizo Takeuchi

The Advantia team recently welcomed Saizo Takeuchi, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Melbourne University. Saizo’s primary responsibilities are based around technical work using Advantia’s TruckSim heavy vehicle dynamics simulation package and other heavy vehicle engineering analysis tools. Saizo is in training to provide greater capacity for Advantia’s PBS Assessment services, in response to increased… Read more »

Daniel Nolan meets the world’s best heavy vehicle dynamics engineers

In May 2016 Advantia sent PBS Engineer Daniel Nolan to the United States to undertake the world’s most renowned course on heavy vehicle dynamics and we asked Daniel a couple of questions about his experiences. What is the Dynamics of Heavy Duty Trucks course? Dynamics of Heavy Duty Trucks is a 4-day course about the… Read more »

Meet Jed Kenwright

The Advantia team recently welcomed Jed Kenwright, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Monash University. Jed’s primary responsibilities are based around technical work using Advantia’s TruckSim heavy vehicle dynamics simulation package and other heavy vehicle engineering analysis tools. Jed is in training to provide greater capacity for Advantia’s PBS Assessment services, in response to increased… Read more »