Austroads has recently published draft guidelines for the weighing of oversized and overmass (OSOM) vehicle combinations using portable scales.
The project developed a procedure for assessing the mass of OSOM vehicles in a manner that withstands engineering and legal scrutiny. The outputs include a set of Mass Measurement Adjustment (MMA) factors applicable to OSOM vehicles, supplementing the existing MMAs which cover only conventional vehicles.
This webinar will describe the field tests used to determine the accuracy and repeatability of roadside weighing techniques using portable scales, and will discuss the way in which the new MMAs will be used in enforcement across Australia.
Our presenters will outline the vehicles and weighing methods that were used in the field testing and discuss the process of turning the test data into a workable set of MMAs. You will gain an understanding of:
- how OSOM vehicles will be weighed by authorised officers at roadside inspection sites, following these new guidelines.
- the factors that affect consistency in portable scale readings for OSOM vehicles
- new procedures for weighing OSOM vehicles.
Join in a live Q&A with the presenters to ask questions about the project.
About the presenters
Anthony Germanchev is a Team Leader, Heavy Vehicles from ARRB and is a co-author of this Austroads report. He specialises in evaluating the safety and productivity of heavy vehicles performing Australia’s freight task.
Philip Roper is a Senior Engineer, Freight & Heavy Vehicles from ARRB and is a co-author of this Austroads report. He has a background in road safety engineering and local road management, with an emphasis on the interaction between different types of vehicles, road users and the road environment.
No charge but registration essential.