Category: Safety

Amendment to PBS – Frontal Swing

The NHVR has just announced that the Frontal Swing standard has been relaxed. The change comes into effect as of 1 April 2020. Since the inception of PBS, the Frontal Swing standard has been limited to a maximum of 0.70 m for trucks. The purpose of this standard is to protect the front of a… Read more »

PBS and Tyres – an update

It’s not a stretch to say that tyres have been a problem for most users of the PBS scheme. A recent meeting in Sydney had all stakeholders in the same room discussing the findings of an official report from TERNZ (Dr John de Pont) reviewing all potential options, and it appears there is a consensus… 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 »

Truck exclusion lanes: What does the evidence say?

For the past four years, heavy vehicles have been prohibited from using the right-hand lane of two sections of Melbourne’s freeway network: the Princes Freeway between Kororoit Creek Road and Avalon Road (39 km), and the Eastern Freeway between Springvale Road and Hoddle Street (18 km). According to VicRoads, these exclusion lanes are “aimed at… Read more »

Quantifying the benefits of advanced truck and trailer safety technologies

It wasn’t until the Safety Drive Days at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway in early March that I realised just how much effort this industry is putting into promoting the benefits of advanced truck and trailer safety technologies. At first I couldn’t understand why the delivery of such a simple message was such hard work, but then… Read more »