NHVR holds PBS talks with Sweden


The masters of furniture design come to Australia for pointers on vehicle design. The NHVR Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme was on show to two Swedish Transport Agency representatives, Mr Anders Gunneriusson and Mr Mats Willen, on Tuesday 21 April 2015.

NHVR Chief Executive, Sal Petroccitto, said the talks provided an in-depth briefing on the NHVR’s management of PBS schemes as Mr Gunneriusson and Mr Willen detailed their work to increase both mass and length limits to improve productivity of the Swedish transport fleet.

“Their visit is global recognition of the safety and productivity benefits achieved through the PBS scheme in Australia which has only been made possible through an innovative and optimised vehicle specification and design standards.

“There is great benefit and much to learn by sharing knowledge and experiences with the international heavy vehicle industry.

“It all contributes to creating a more productive and safer heavy vehicle industry," said Mr Petroccitto.

Mr Gunneriusson chairs a number of high level groups including the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear under the UN World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations.

They are currently working on the drafting of international vehicle standards for multi vehicle combinations, like road trains, and are looking to Australian vehicle construction standards. There is significant interest in Australian vehicle regulations and in particular the NHVR PBS scheme.

L to R: Elena Petlivanova (NHVR), Daniel Elkins (NHVR), Ross Deves (NHVR), Mats Willen (Swedish Transport Agency), Anders Gunneriusson (Swedish Transport Agency), Paul Langton (TMR), Fiona Brophy (NHVR), Mark Mitchell (TMR).