By signing off on McColl’s Integrated Mass Management System (MIMMS), Transport Certification Australia has approved the operator’s own exclusive OBM.
McColl’s Transport Operations Pty Ltd is Australia’s largest independent bulk liquid carrier of milk, food and bulk chemicals and the MIMMS system was developed exclusively for use by the operation.
MIMMS uses an innovative combination of technologies, systems and processes to meet the performance requirements of the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification.
This approval comes as part of the National Telematics Framework which is intended to provide transport operators with the opportunity to have their own technologies and systems recognised by TCA.
“We are very pleased to have received TCA approval for MIMMS,” said Simon Thornton, McColls CEO. “This comes after two years of hard work for our team to deliver this new capability to us. Safety is at the top of our values list and this system will be another asset to help us to keep our drivers and other road users safe.
“MIMMs will allow us to be sure that we are always operating within the gross vehicle mass limits for the roads that we are driving on. Our federal, state and local governments make big investments to provide Australians with first class road infrastructure.
“Managing and reporting our mass in real time is part of our commitment to keeping that infrastructure in top working order. We have a particular interest in regional and rural roads as we collect milk from farms and the infrastructure on these smaller roads is particularly vulnerable to over-weight vehicles.
“Importantly, McColl’s milk trucks can now leverage the new High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) arrangements in Victoria that broaden access, deliver easier first-and-last-kilometre approval and reduce the need for permits, which provides greater protection for Victoria’s roads and bridges.”