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“We are in the process of identifying as

many Australian suppliers for commodity

parts – bolts, nuts, fittings – but my objective

is to have as much of the components sourced

here, purchased here, used here as possible.”

“All the IP will be manufactured in

Tonsley in Adelaide. The good thing about

this is it takes three guys two hours to put one

of these systems together so that three-man

team can put together 80 systems in a month.

We will generate within our manufacturing

family the skill sets required,” he said.

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Hydroflex

www.hydroflextech.com

NATIONAL PERMIT

TURN AROUND

The NHVR has applauded efforts by state

road managers to significantly improve the

turn-around time for heavy vehicle class

one, two and three permit applications.

The NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto

welcomed the work which has been under-

taken with the heavy vehicle industry to

process heavy vehicle permits to access roads

and significantly improve certainty for the

operators across eastern and southern states.

“Data released by theNHVR showed 226

classtwopermitsbeyondthe28daysinMarch,

but a targeted effort by state road managers

has reduced this number to just 50 in themost

recent quarter,”Mr Petroccitto said.

“VicRoads in particular needs to be

congratulated for reducing the number

of outstanding permits from 93 in the

January-to-March quarter, down to six in

the April-to-June period. This is an excel-

lent result for the heavy vehicle industry

and encouraging to see jurisdictions willing

to engage both the NHVR and industry to

ensure the application backlog is addressed.”

Mr Petroccitto said further work

was being undertaken with state govern-

ments and local councils to increase the

non-permit networks to further reduce the

burden on industry and road managers.

VicRoads director of regulatory

services, Eric Henderson, said they had

listened to heavy vehicle operators and

worked with the NHVR to process

outstanding permit applications.

“Responding in a timely manner

shows the industry that we respect their

input and value their efforts to improve

productivity,” he said.

“Victoria is the lead jurisdiction in

permitting access for High Productivity

Freight Vehicles to move more with less.”

The NHVR has just released the latest

national snapshot for all participating states.

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NHVR

www.nhvr.gov.au/

NAVMAN WIRELESS AND

TELETRAC ANNOUNCE

UNIFIED BRAND TO

DRIVE ENHANCED

PRODUCTIVITY

Navman Wireless, a global leader in fleet and

asset tracking, has rebranded under the name

Teletrac Navman. This follows Navman

Wireless’ merger with GPS fleet tracking

software company, Teletrac, creating one of the

world’s largest telematics organisations.

The rebranded company will continue to

support its 40,000 customers with more than

500,000 tracked vehicles and equipment in its

goal to drive the telematics industry forward.

Newly appointed president, Renaat Ver Eecke,

will lead Teletrac Navman on a global level.

Under the Teletrac Navman brand, the

combined resources of Navman Wireless

and Teletrac will continue to expand the

company’s offerings to a more geographically

diverse market, including Australia, New

Zealand, Mexico, the United Kingdom and

the United States.

In conjunction with the rebrand, Teletrac

Navman is unveiling a new, local website

which went live for the first time on July 19.

Ian Daniel, vice president of Asia Pacific at

Teletrac Navman, said “We’re very excited

to announce the rebrand and introduce our

new website as the next step in our journey as

a unified brand. With the latest information

on our vehicle and assets tracking solutions,

customer case studies, and a blog with news

and views from industry experts, our website is

a fantastic way for local current and potential

customers to see our most recent innovations.”

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Teletrac Navman

www.teletracnavman.com.au

FIRST EVER NATIONAL

SAFETY SURVEY

The largest ever national survey of the heavy

vehicle fleet was officially launched today

at Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Engineering

Conference (ComVec) in Melbourne.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said

the National Roadworthiness Baseline

Survey, which would begin on August

1, would allow the NHVR to properly

understand the health and roadworthi-

ness of Australia’s 520,000-strong heavy

vehicles.

“We are encouraging operators to be

aware of the survey when scheduling to

allow appropriate time for inspections,”

Mr Petroccitto said. From August 1 these

inspections will be conducted by author-

ised officers at roadside check points and

in depots throughout Australia. Each

vehicle will have a comprehensive visual

inspection and depending on the condi-

tion of the vehicle some may take on

average 45 minutes,” he said.

Currently, different data and inspection

regimes are undertaken in each state and

territory which means that the roadworthi-

ness of heavy vehicles nationally is unclear.

It is a fundamental roadblock to achieving

national consistency.

The survey is the second leg of the

Roadworthiness program, following the

release of the National Heavy Vehicle

Inspection Manual which ensures a

nationally-consistent approach to improve

vehicle standards compliance and help

reduce vehicle downtime.

CORRECTION: MIRCO

BROTHERS IMPORTERS

OF SKY JUMP

In the last issue of PEA, our New Products

section gave insufficient contact details

for the Ferrari Sky Jump. In Australia,

the Sky Jump is distributed by Mirco

Bros Pty Ltd. For more information and

distribution information on Sky Jump

that is relevant to Australia, information

and contact details may be found at the

website below.

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Mirco Bros Machinery

www.mircobrosmachinery.com/

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