Publications

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Review of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework
This report reviews the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework and its adoption or otherwise by states and territories.
Advanced Systems for Managing Heavy Vehicle Speed on Steep Descents
Austroads technical research project ST1863, examined whether a technical solution is available that can identify heavy vehicles, their speed and configuration, and provide appropriate early warning of unsafe operation on descents. The project was…
Improving the Safety of Heavy Vehicles in Urban Areas: A Crash Analysis and Review of Potential Infrastructure and ITS Countermeasures
Heavy vehicle freight transport in Australia is expected to double by 2020, as compared to 2000 levels. In New Zealand, similar growth in heavy vehicle transport is anticipated. The greatest impact from this growth will occur around urban areas…
Performance-based Specification for Electronic Work Diary and Heavy Vehicle Speed Monitoring
This report presents the performance-based specification for an electronic work diary and heavy vehicle speed monitoring as directed by the Australian Transport Council (ATC) at its November 2008 meeting. The ATC directed the immediate development…
Measures for Managing Safety of Heavy Vehicles at Passive and Active Railway Level Crossings
This report measures for managing safety of heavy vehicles at passive and active railway level crossings aims to identify and develop measures to manage the risks associated with the passage of restricted access vehicles (RAV) and multi-combination…
Heavy Vehicle Brake Safety on Long and Very Steep Roads
Austroads commissioned ARRB Group (ARRB) to conduct a project, the main objective of which was to improve knowledge and understanding of heavy vehicle brake safety on Environment 3 roads (E3 gazetted long steep and very steep) in Queensland. This…
Heavy Vehicle Sight Distance Requirements at Rail Crossings (Stage 2)
Passive control railway level crossings within the road network pose a significant safety issue, both for trains and multi-combination vehicles (MCVs) and restricted access vehicles (RAVs0. In order to have provision for the larger MCVs and RAVs,…
Heavy Vehicle Safety in Rural and Remote Areas

Road safety in rural and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand continues to be a major area of concern. Analysis of crash data also shows that a substantial proportion of crashes in these areas involve heavy vehicles. On average there have been…

Safety Benefits of Improving Interaction Between Heavy Vehicles and the Road System
Heavy vehicle safety is a continuing concern in both Australia and New Zealand. On behalf of Austroads, ARRB Group undertook to identify the road related factors that contribute to heavy vehicle crashes on Australian and New Zealand freight routes.…
Analysis of the Safety Benefits of Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Schemes
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the safety benefits of heavy vehicle accreditation. Accreditation is a formal process for recognising operators who have good safety and other management systems in place. Those management systems…