New traditionalists

In spite of a decidedly lacklustre year on a number of fronts, the uptake of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) by a broad cross section of the trucking industry has continued unabated as operators seek out ways to improve productivity and efficiency. PBS is a world-leading program that enables Australia’s heavy vehicle industry to use the most productive vehicles for specific freight tasks. It fosters innovation in vehicle design to improve productivity while achieving safer operation and making minimal impact on road infrastructure.

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Down Dakota way

Legislators in North Dakota are expected to back a repeal of length and weight restrictions on truck and trailer combinations. This would be one step closer to seeing road trains operate on US roads in that region.

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