VicRoads policy offers greater access certainty for quad axle combinations

VicRoads policy offers greater access certainty for quad axle combinations

Quad axle semi-traliers and longer B-doubles with quad axles offer significant productivity benefits over standard combinations, and are an economically attractive high-productivity vehicle. Under the PBS scheme, they can be demonstrated to offer better levels of safety than conventional heavy vehicles. Recognising their potential, the industry has for many years sought access approval for these… Read more »

Meet Jed Kenwright

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 »

New professional appointments

New professional appointments

Advantia’s Managing Director, Rob Di Cristoforo, is proud to announce three new professional appointments. Rob is now recognised by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) in the area of Mechanical Engineering. RPEQ status is required by the Queensland government when consulting to them on matters that… Read more »

Handle with care

Handle with care

The PBS Scheme is finally breaking out of the truck and dog niche and finding acceptance in the wider transport community. But specifying the right solution is an expert’s job, as Trailer Magazine found. Published in Trailer magazine, Mar 2015 edition [Download PDF]

Heavy vehicle productivity: Being smart about getting heavy – PBS vehicles and bridge loading

Heavy vehicle productivity: Being smart about getting heavy – PBS vehicles and bridge loading

High gross masses can mean potentially high bridge impacts, which naturally worries road owners and managers……but some heavy vehicles can be unfairly restricted. Pushing the boundaries of heavy vehicle productivity means more than just designing a vehicle to meet the bridge formula, and Advantia can show you smart methods of achieving real productivity gains. Bridge… Read more »

Whatever happened to the charging reforms?

Whatever happened to the charging reforms?

Mass. Distance. Location. Three little words, fairly inoffensive in their own right, but when brought together capable of causing fierce debate and divide within the road transport industry. In the name of charging reforms, the notion of the state charging operators for every heavy vehicle trip on the basis of the weight of the vehicle,… Read more »

Bringing proven PBS designs to the masses

Bringing proven PBS designs to the masses

When the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme was first conceived about 15 years ago, it was thought that one day some PBS trucks would become so abundantly popular that they would be written into the regulations to become as-of-right configurations. In effect, the PBS Scheme would have been the petri dish that spawned them, road-tested… Read more »

Braking bad?

Braking bad?

Brakes are arguably the single most critical safety item on a heavy vehicle, but often too little thought is given to braking performance, and brakes can be overlooked during routine maintenance. This is becoming a concern now more than ever to heavy vehicle safety as productivity increases and higher payloads place increased demands on braking… Read more »

Truck exclusion lanes: What does the evidence say?

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 »

Adam Ritzinger joins Advantia

Adam Ritzinger joins Advantia

Since 2008 Advantia has built itself up on a foundation of technical excellence, understanding client needs and delivering high-quality outputs. This approach to business proved so successful that demand for Advantia’s services continually increased. Company Director Rob Di Cristoforo wanted to keep building on the previous successes of the company and to continue to meet… Read more »