Swedes head down under with IAP on their mind

Swedish delegation flies into Australia seeking more information on the Intelligent Access Program, including looking at adopting the technology

November 29, 2011

A delegation from Sweden has headed down under seeking more information on the Intelligent Access Program as the country’s government considers applying the technology to Swedish operators.

Senior representatives from the country’s transport departments and heavy vehicle manufacturers Scania and Volvo are in Australia and have hooked up with the body administering the IAP, Transport Certification Australia.

Sweden is planning to run pilot programs of new technology and IAP is on the list of devices seen as effective tools in managing a growing freight task.

‘Technologies like the IAP offer smarter, cost effective and innovative solutions for using existing road infrastructure, particularly when it comes to meeting challenges within environment, transportation and infrastructure’, the Swedish Transport Administration’s Anders Berndtsson says.

The delegation will meet IAP service providers and road agencies during its stay.

Introduced in Queensland, NSW and Victoria in 2008, the GPS device monitors a truck’s movements to ensure it sticks to a designated route.

South Australia introduced the scheme last year and, like Victoria, did not follow the lead of Queensland and NSW in requiring operators to enrol in the IAP to access higher mass limits (HML).

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