HVIA and Advantia link for PBS training

Industry body and consultancy look to provide practical advice and insights

HVIA and Advantia link for PBS training
Rob Di Cristoforo aims to give practical information on PBS


Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has announced a partnership with Advantia Transport Consulting to deliver essential Performance Based Standards (PBS) training.

HVIA CEO Brett Wright says the new PBS Masterclass will "fill a void" for engineers, management and sales staff of truck, trailer and body manufacturers and dealers, as well as operators of PBS vehicles.

"The PBS scheme allows innovative engineering to achieve much greater productivity from trailers with even greater safety benchmarks," Wright says.

"HVIA are delighted to announce our partnership with engineering consultancy firm Advantia Transport Consulting to provide this training.

"Rob Di Cristoforo is a pre-eminent PBS expert and a skilled presenter."

A 20-year veteran of heavy vehicle industry engineering, regulatory policy and consulting, Di Cristoforo founded Advantia Transport Consulting in 2008 to work with the road transport industry and government agencies to improve heavy vehicle productivity and safety outcomes.

"There has been a lack of practical, usable, real-world information available regarding the PBS scheme," Di Cristoforo says.

"We have designed this one-day course to help manufacturers, dealers and end-users understand what can be achieved, and how to go about it.

"The Masterclass will provide detailed insights into the opportunities offered by the PBS scheme.

"We’ll then walk participants through the process of getting vehicles from concept onto the road, achieving great productivity benefits."

The first PBS Masterclass will be held at HVIA national headquarters in Brisbane on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Registration is open to HVIA members and non-members through https://www.hvia.asn.au/events/category/hvia-training-28 or by phoning 1300 694 842.

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