PBS changes roll out in NSW

Roads and Maritime Services NSW, (RMS), has released a series of networks that offer new access opportunities for Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Level 2 vehicles.

“This is a significant step forward for freight movements across the eastern seaboard that will provide increased confidence to operators in knowing what they can get and where,” said Smedley’s Engineers Managing Director, Robert Smedley.

Smedley’s Engineers Senior Engineer, Jackson Heil, said that while the introduction of these new networks may come as a surprise to some, the inclusion of the Tier 3 networks in New South Wales has been a long time coming.

“It’s important to remember that this comes with parameters,” said Heil. “The only catch is, anything not on the specific networks will still need to be applied for.”

Changes like this, according to Smedley’s Engineers, can confuse truck and transport operators already in the process of assessing reference vehicle options and/or applying for route/network access.

“You can still apply when not fitting a reference vehicle and it’s also possible to get better mass than the reference vehicle,” said Smedley. “The reference vehicle just allows you to use the notice. Smedley’s Engineers can help with working this out.”

In other news, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) recently appointed Robert Smedley as one of its new Directors.

As leaders in Performance-Based Standards (PBS), the motivation of the Smedley’s team remains the same: Achieve innovative solutions that anticipate, meet, and supersede real issues faced by the industry.

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