Queensland Government approves Transtech’s On Board Mass program

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has approved the second phase of Transtech’s Interim On Boards Mass program (OBM) in Queensland.

The OBM program gives operators the opportunity to increase their payload when using specific vehicle configurations.

Along with specialised PBS A-doubles, truck and dogs and road trains, the expansion of the road network on routes such as the Port of Brisbane to Toowoomba, permits vehicles to carry increased mass in exchange for being enrolled in the program.

“The benefits are measurable for operators that come on-board the OBM program. The savings and efficiency gains are substantial; we’ve seen customers achieve a 50 per cent reduction in the number of trips, more than 40 per cent reduction in fuel use and a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases,” said Andrew Rossington, Chief Executive Officer at Transtech.

Vehicles registered for the program are fitted with an In-Vehicle Unit (IVU). The IVU is then connected to electronic scales, which allows the weight of the vehicle to be monitored.

Transtech introduced the technology in August 2010 and remains the only approved QLD Interim OBM supplier.

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