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Defining Asset Management Level of Service Requirements for Freight on Rural Arterial Roads

This report documents the outcomes of surveys of road freight drivers, operators and road infrastructure managers to better understand their asset management level of service (LOS) requirements.

The survey responses identified three primary road…

Freight Movement in Emergency Situations
This study researches how essential and general freight movement assists the economic resilience of industry and communities impacted by emergencies. The literature review confirmed this premise, as did six public and private sector workshops.
Improving High Productivity Vehicle Access through Potential Charging Regimes
This study assessed how charging regimes could increase high productivity vehicle (HPV) access, using three case study insights.
National Steer Axle Mass Limits
This report examines issues associated with potential changes to mass limits for steer axles on heavy vehicles in Australia.
Expansion of the Performance Based Standards Route Assessment Tool (PBS RAT)
This report summarises the outcomes of an Austroads project which investigated expansion options and priorities for the Performance Based Standards Route Assessment Tool (PBS RAT). The PBS RAT is an online tool designed to help local government road…
Freight Axle Mass Limits Investigation Tool (FAMLIT) User Guide
This hands-on user guide for the Freight Axle Mass Limits Investigation Tool (FAMLIT) describes its data inputs, data outputs and performance models.
Deploy and Refine the Road Wear Modelling Methodologies: FAMLIT Final Report

This report is the final technical document for the Deploy and refine the road wear modelling method(AT1734) project to provide an overview of the process of calculating the marginal cost of road pavement wear and the Freight Axle Mass Limits…

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 Freight Vehicle Access through Direct Private Investment in Public Road Infrastructure: A Framework for Guiding Private Sector Participation
This report provides a generic framework for private investment in public road infrastructure.
The Influence of Multiple Axle Group Loads on Flexible Pavement Design
The current Austroads approach to assess the relative damaging effects of different axle groups on road pavements is by comparison of the peak static pavement deflection response under the axle groups. The assumption that deflection is the most…