Transtech gains Qld OBM program green light


Transport technology firm takes strides in state’s intelligent access initiative

Transtech gains Qld OBM program green light
Rossington: benefits are measurable

Transtech has gained Queensland Government approval for involvement in the second stage of its Interim On Board Mass (OBM) program.

The go-ahead relates to support and enablement of version two of the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) program.

The program provides operators with the opportunity to increase payload when utilising specific vehicle configurations.

TMR has approved the firm's E-max scales to utilise the Loadmaxx 5800 series scales and Loadman scales to utilise the Can Coder Scale System LM300 Meter scales, the company says.

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," Transtech CEO Andrew Rossington states.

"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. Let’s not forget the savings that can be passed through the entire supply chain.

"With the recent approval of E-max and Loadman by TMR, there is now an excellent choice of scales providers for transport operators wishing to enrol in the program."

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