Publications

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PBS Level 3 and 4 Standards Review
This report details a review undertaken to identify potential issues that are limiting the uptake of the PBS (Performance Based Standards) Level 3 and 4 vehicles and provide recommendations for improving the standards to increase the use of safer…
Harmonisation of Pilot and Escort Vehicle Driver Requirements: Stage 2
This report documents the process and results of industry consultation in relation to a nationally harmonised pilot and escort vehicle driver accreditation scheme and operational guideline proposed in 2013.
Guidelines for Planning and Assessment of Road Freight Access in Industrial Areas
These guidelines have been developed to help councils plan and assess road freight access to industrial areas, including ensuring that infrastructure provided by developers is adequate to meet access needs for many years.
Review of Axle Spacing Mass Schedules and Future Framework for Assessment of Heavy Vehicle Access Applications
A key component to improving freight productivity in Australia is to improve access to the network for heavy vehicle operators. Assessment of bridge capacity is perceived to be critical to this aim.
Quantifying the Benefits of High Productivity Vehicles
This report outlines the direct and indirect benefits of High Productivity Vehicles (HPV) in Australia. Direct benefits examined include safety, productivity, fuel and environmental savings. An attempt has also been made to estimate indirect…
Light Freight Vehicles and Urban Logistics
The number of light commercial vehicles in Australia has increased at a faster rate than both population and state economic growth. This report examines the contribution of light commercial vehicles and light rigid trucks to the urban supply chain.…
Use of Auxiliary Brakes in Heavy Vehicles
This report reviews the use of auxiliary brakes by drivers of heavy vehicles on long and steep descents. The research was in response to a number of serious incidents involving runaway trucks on long, steep grades and continued noise complaints from…
Nationally Consistent Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Data Definition Framework
This report proposes a data definition framework to describe Heavy Vehicle Rest Areas (HVRAs). HVRAs are generally provided by state road agencies (SRAs), but others are provided by the private sector, local governments and the community. Having a…
Harmonisation of Pilot and Escort Vehicle Driver Requirements
This report presents the current situation for pilot and escort vehicle drivers in Australian jurisdictions, and proposes a nationally harmonised approach. This approach was developed in consultation with jurisdictional stakeholders through…
Heavy Vehicle Safety Data
This report presents recommendations for the creation of a database to support heavy vehicle road safety performance indicators. It aims to assist state road agencies, police and other stakeholders identify and collect the minimum datasets required…