NVHR Webinars To Provide Overview Of Freight PASS Tool

NHVR project team to explain why and how Freight PASS was developed, the selection of source material, the consultation process and next steps

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is hosting a number of webinars which will provide an overview of its recently launched interactive tool, Freight PASS.

Launched in October, the tool aims to help industry and road managers make more informed safety, productivity and sustainability decisions about the benefits of heavy vehicle combinations on the road network.

Freight PASS uses more than one million registration data records to assess a range of performance factors for conventional and Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicles, including crash likelihood, trip numbers and travel time, and fuel consumption.

It also utilises freight commodity data from CSIRO, safety statistics from Austroads, NTI, CILTA and BITRE, and environmental and economics statistics from BITRE.

The platform allows the user to input scenario data including the type of vehicle, trip length, average speed, and commodity to estimate time, crash rate, fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and estimate costs or savings from longer or shorter routes.

For example, the tool shows that a 30m PBS A-double will complete a nominated freight task more safely, in half the time, with almost half the fuel consumption and carbon emissions than a 19m conventional semi-trailer.

“Freight PASS dispels the notion that larger vehicles are more dangerous and polluting, by improving the understanding of heavy vehicle performance via a platform that is visual and interactive,” NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said at the time of the launch.

To help support the use of the tool, the NHVR project team’s webinar series will provide an overview of: why and how Freight PASS was developed; detail on the selection of source material; and the consultation process and next steps. The webinars will also contain a Q&A component with the project team.

To register, select a date and time from the links below and fill in your details as required.

Webinar 2: Wednesday 29 November, 1-2 pm AEST

Webinar 3: Monday 11 December, 10-11am AEST

Webinar 4: Wednesday 13 December, 1-2 pm AEST

You can download Freight PASS and obtain more information about the tool and consultation process at Freight PASS BETA Release.

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