The final NHVR Performance Based Standards (PBS) demonstration day for 2019 was held in Bundaberg last week.
NHVR Stakeholder Officer Dan Casey said the event was another successful day attended by more than 50 people representing six local councils and industry.
“These events rely on the support of local councils and businesses.
“It was great have enthusiastic input from Bundaberg Regional Council, the Mayor Jack Dempsey and local businesses Isis Sugar Mill and Hawe Earthmoving, as well as Qube Logistics,” Dan said.
NHVR Chief Engineer Les Bruzsa said the third PBS demonstration day of the year continued to drive home the message of higher productivity and safety through innovative and optimised vehicle design and the potential safety, productivity and sustainability benefits that the PBS Scheme can deliver.
“Our PBS days in Bundaberg, Temora and Portland brought together industry and councils to discuss opportunities to support greater acceptance of high productivity equipment,” Les said.
“At all events, attendees were offered technical and practical information about PBS and a demonstration of the capabilities of the equipment with an aim to provide greater awareness.
“Road managers get to see vehicle capability first hand and have a look at how heavy vehicles operate around the urban environment with varying specifications.
“During the day, there were also a number of discussions on the capabilities of the equipment and what additional opportunities could be generated from a greater understanding of this specialised, innovative equipment.”
For more information on the NHVR’s PBS Scheme visit www.nhvr.gov.au/pbs.
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