Reflecting on wider trucks

The Australian Government has approved an increase in truck width to 2.55 metres, but these wider trucks must comply with a package of safety measures. In this session, you’ll discuss— the details of the Government’s package issues that still need to be resolved, and...

PBS in review

The Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme enables trucking operators to improve their productivity and safety through innovative vehicle design. There are now more than 12,900 vehicles and more than 2,000 combinations approved under PBS. Join our panellists from...

Rolling forward on wide tyres

There is a lack of research on the pavement wear caused by next generation wide load base tyres. This gap has impeded the evolution of regulations to allow the wider use of these tyres where they are desirable. This session will showcase the research commissioned by...

Demystifying government perceptions of trucks

The NHVR is developing Freight PASS (Productivity and Safety/Sustainability), which is intended to help road managers better understand the comparative safety, productivity and sustainability performance of different freight vehicles for a nominated freight task....

Couplings: linking it together

Couplings are vital for truck safety, and in this session you’ll join our panel to discuss— the new standard for pin-type couplings and drawbar eyes released last year, including the extension pathway for available couplings to be used on triaxle rigid drawbar...