“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.
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
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.
NAVMAN WIRELESS AND
UNIFIED BRAND TO
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.”
FIRST EVER NATIONAL
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
“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
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.
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
Mirco Bros Machinerywww.mircobrosmachinery.com/
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