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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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Urban Freight: Development of a Policy Framework to Support Safety, Efficiency and Productivity

This report summarises the work undertaken and conclusions reached as part of an Austroads project to develop a policy framework to enhance the productivity, safety, efficiency and productivity of freight in the urban context.

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Identification of a Risk Indicator to Support ‘Life Line’ Freight Routes

This report summarises and presents the Risk Indicator, a tool designed to identify and support investment in ‘Life Line’ freight routes.

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Future Challenges of Changing Agricultural Equipment

This report investigates the policy challenges presented by the operation of agricultural vehicles on public roads in Australia and New Zealand.

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Overcoming Barriers to the Off-peak Movement of Freight in Urban Areas

This report examines successful examples of off-peak freight movement around the world and identifies obstacles which are limiting the uptake of off-peak delivery in Australia.

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