Recent changes in the regulations in Victoria have seen the drink and drug rules tightened. The limits are now zero right down to trucks with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes. Read more
This load seems to have been called the VicRoads Superload for some reason. The reason being the Victorian road authority supervised the massive move from Gippsland through several Melbourne suburbs to the Port of Melbourne and a waiting ship. The actual operator doing the job was Lampsons. Read more
A pilot fitting regime may see turntables leading the way to reform and could become the basis for a new national modifications scheme. Modification code of practice Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6, or VSB6, has been undergoing a comprehensive review to bring it in line with current methodology and technology. Read more
This week in Diesel News, it’s all happening. Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory.
Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) CEO, Brett Wright, has announced his impending retirement from his current role.
“It is with many great memories, fondness and pride that I announce my leaving HVIA,” said Wright. “I have been privileged, firstly to have been given the opportunity to work for the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) all those years ago and then to continue to lead it over the last twenty years culminating in its transformation into a truly national industry body, HVIA, in 2015.” Read more
State road managers improving permit turn around times has been welcomed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. The latest results show the state authorities have been able to significantly improve the turn around time for heavy vehicle class 1, 2 and 3 permit applications.
“Data released by the NHVR showed 226 class 2 permits beyond the 28 days in March, but a targeted effort by state road managers has reduced this number to just 50 in the most recent quarter,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO. “VicRoads in particular needs to be congratulated for reducing the number of outstanding permits from 93 in the January-to-March quarter, down to 6 in the April-to-June period. Read more
A freight monitoring trial in Victoria, which pairs in-vehicle technology systems with VicRoads data is hoped to help trucks and heavy vehicles better navigate Victoria’s road networks, and at the same time improve efficiencies for operators and safety for drivers.
The VicRoads Innovative Freight Road Trials will include technology from Navman Wireless Australia and Vehicle Monitoring Corporation (VMC). It will help to divert trucks away from low bridges and other vulnerable parts of the network, as well as help to ensure that vehicles carrying dangerous goods are operating safety. Read more