Service: Performance Based Standards (PBS)

Local road access for High Productivity Freight Vehicles

Advantia proudly delivered this important research for Austroads, which includes a comprehensive discussion of the main impediments to road access, numerous case studies, and a series of recommendations. It is a unique challenge for road managers to approve road access for High Productivity Freight Vehicles. Typically a product of the Performance Based Standards Scheme, the… Read more »

PBS Masterclasses

Since 2015 Advantia has delivered in-depth training on Performance Based Standards (PBS). Known as the PBS Masterclass, the intensive one-day course designed for people who have any kind of role to play in PBS has gained a reputation as the best way to get up-to-speed. Rob Di Cristoforo explains. As one recent PBS Masterclass attendee… Read more »

Road transport infrastructure priorities for the Australian dairy industry

Dairy Australia, the national body representing Australia’s dairy industry and farmers, commissioned Advantia to identify and prioritise road transport infrastructure needs to increase productivity growth for the sector, with a focus on getting the most out of high-productivity PBS heavy vehicles. Project summary by Rob Di Cristoforo. In order to determine these needs, Advantia subcontracted… Read more »

Modular B-triple policy

Not since the introduction of the B-double in the early 1990s did Australia have such an opportunity to improve the road transport industry’s triple bottom line. This project saw Advantia work with the National Transport Commission to create a practical national policy for the proliferation of B-triples based on an industry proposal for modular assembly… Read more »

Victorian high productivity vehicles

Read about how Advantia supported the introduction of Victoria’s ‘Moving More With Less’ policy for longer and heavier heavy vehicle configurations. Project summary by Rob Di Cristoforo. Victoria has enjoyed over 20 years of successful B-double operation at up to 26 metres long and 68 tonnes Gross Combination Mass. In response to continued rapid growth… Read more »

More projects

Other Advantia projects include: PBS Design Approval Applications on behalf of truck and bus manufacturers and fleet operators, for buses, rigid trucks, truck and dogs, single-artics, A-doubles, B-doubles, A-triples, B-triples, AB-triples and AAB-quads Development of a framework for truck-trailer combinations to operate at PBS mass and dimensions without PBS Feasibility study for the more general… Read more »