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Development of National Mass Assessment Procedures for Oversize Overmass Vehicles

This report describes the conduct of field trials involving repeated weighing of four different Oversize Overmass (OSOM) vehicle combinations using portable scales. Findings are provided as draft guidelines for inspection work.

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Reassessment of the Benefits and Impacts of the Use of High Productivity Vehicles on Australian Highway Pavements

This report reassesses the benefits and impacts of using High Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) and proposes a method to consistently quantify pavement vertical loading of an individual vehicle design.

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Developing Braking Standards for Heavy Vehicles to Brake Effectively and Safely on Steep Declines

This report proposes a new rule for inclusion in the Performance Based Standards scheme, adding a requirement for applicant vehicles to meet a minimum level of auxiliary braking performance. The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that PBS vehicles can maintain a safe speed on long, steep descents, without reliance on service brakes.

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Investigating the Potential Benefits of Enhanced End to End Supply Chain Visibility

This report examines the benefits of using end-to-end supply chain visibility technologies and considers issues relating to leadership and practical adoption of the technology.

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National Strategic Weigh-in-motion Network

This report provides a methodology to establish an Australian (and potentially a New Zealand) weigh‑in‑motion (WIM) network.

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Bridge Assessment for High Productivity Freight Vehicle Access: Guidelines on Processes and Procedures

This report sets out a process for assessing road bridge capacity for High Productivity Freight Vehicle access to the road network.

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