The story of Performance Based Standards (PBS) has been one of patchy performance and slow progress but a number of developments in Queensland suggest some interesting trucks and trailers will start to appear on the roads giving significant productivity gains. Three new sets of trailers were unveiled at a ceremony at the O’Phee Trailers headquarters in Rocklea recently.
The new vehicles consist of a day cab prime mover pulling a single trailer capable of carrying one 20 foot container, while this pulls a second trailer using a converter dolly. This second trailer is able to carry two 20 foot containers or a single. The O’Phee A-doubles, permitted to run at 79 tonnes GCM, are all fitted with on-board weighing equipment and Intelligent Access Program tracking equipment to ensure route and weight compliance.