Longer Quads on Trial

New quad road trains are being trialled on the roads of the Pilbara in Western Australia. The longest road trains on public roads in Australia, the combinations have been granted WA State Government approval to start operating for a three month period.     According to the WA Transport Minister, Dean Nalder, the road trains are longer but safer than any seen on Australian roads before, with a prime mover and four trailers...

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On board mass for IAP in NSW

The requirement for on board mass measuring equipment (OBM) in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) in NSW has been accepted by Transport Certification Australia (TCA).   “TCA has been informed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that some Performance Based Standards (PBS) ‘A-Double’ combinations and all Higher Mass Limits (HML) Quad Axle B Double combinations operating in New South Wales must have an OBM system linked to the...

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Isuzu step up to the telematics plate

It’s not until the dominant manufacturers get on board, that people start to take some subjects seriously. We saw it with electronic braking systems. Many truck makers offered it, but when Kenworth announced their EBSS options, the industry sat up and took notice. Now, Isuzu, the other dominant brand in the Australian truck market, have come up with a telematics package which moves away from the narrow ‘only fitted to our...

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IAP Review, have your say

  The National Transport Commission have published a draft review of the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) and are calling for comments from the industry on the performance of the system so far.     The NTC reports the reception of the IAP by operators has been good. They use the electronic monitoring of the location and speed of their vehicles to assure road authorities the trucks are complying with road access...

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