Category: News Article

NHVR allows dangerous goods vehicles under PBS pre advised scheme

From 22 July 2019, Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicles carrying dangerous goods will be allowed through the PBS pre‑advised design approval process. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has further expanded the PBS pre-advised (PA) design approval process. Following a long list of changes earlier this year, this may seem like a small change, but… 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 »

30-metre A-Double access between Toowoomba and Port of Brisbane is now via Gazette

For the last 8 years, Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has approved 30-metre A-Doubles to operate between Toowoomba and the Port of Brisbane via Class 2 Permits up to Higher Mass Limits. Like all permit approvals, periodic renewal is required to maintain ongoing access approval. In a move that will reduce the… Read more »

Victoria’s 36.5-metre 85.5-tonne A-Double Networks

Building on Victoria’s 30-metre A-Double Networks, VicRoads has published its first PBS Level 3A 36.5-metre A-Double Networks providing access up to 85.5-tonnes. This is a significant development for the road freight industry and High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) access in Victoria as it provides clear direction that HPFVs up to 36.5-metres can now access key… Read more »

Rob Di Cristoforo elected IFRTT Vice President Australasia & Pacific

The 15th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT15) was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 2-5 October 2018. Rob Di Cristoforo attended the Symposium to present the findings of his recently published Austroads research on improving local road access for High Productivity Freight Vehicles. During the Symposium, Rob was re-elected to the Board… Read more »