Heavy vehicle innovation showcased at demo day

Mayor Jack Dempsey with Sal Petroccitto at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator demonstration.
Mayor Jack Dempsey with Sal Petroccitto at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator demonstration.

A demonstration day has given heavy vehicle industry representatives the chance to learn about higher productivity and safety through innovative and optimised vehicle design.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Performance Based Standards Demo Day was held at the Bundaberg Multiplex with more than 50 statewide Council and industry representatives in attendance.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was the second event of its kind Bundaberg Regional Council had hosted, with speakers and live demonstrations rolling throughout the day.

“This event is an opportunity for operators, manufacturers and the regulatlr to showcase a really diverse range of modern and safe vehicles,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Today we have been looking at the many different types of models of vehicles available and how they can be more efficient on our roads.

“We are all about increasing the safety of our road users so it is very much a coup to have this event here today.”

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is Australia’s regulator for all heavy vehicles.

The organisation was established in 2013 with a vision is to provide a safe, efficient and productive heavy vehicle industry serving the needs of Australia.

Mayor Dempsey said the PBS Demo Day was an important event not only for the industry but also for Council's across the state to keep in the know about the latest information coming out of the NHVR.

“The only other regional area who hosted this event is Toowoomba and we want to be able to keep this growing and keep assisting our heavy vehicle users as much as possible,” he said.

“Next year we hope to again work with the NHVR and engineers from around Queensland, particularly those who deal with planning issues surrounding heavy vehicles, to host another event in Bundaberg.”