A TRUCKING INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

Report
ROAD TRANSPORT INCIDENT
MANAGEMENT SEMINAR 2014
17 TH & 18 TH MARCH 2014
NOVOTEL HOTEL, ROTORUA
Presentation by:
Ken Shirley, CEO, Road Transport Forum NZ
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THE IMPORTANCE AND SIGNIFICANCE
OF FREIGHT ON OUR ROADS
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The Freight Task
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Improving Productivity
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Improving Safety
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IMPROVING FREIGHT TASK
PRODUCTIVITY
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2010 Change to VDAM Rule (vehicle mass and
dimension)
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Provision for HPMV (High Productivity Motor
Vehicle)
- General access limited to 44 tonnes GVM
(gross vehicle mass)
(governed by weakest part of network)
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IMPROVING FREIGHT TASK
PRODUCTIVITY (Cont’d)
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HPMV provides permitted access to identified
routes for specified vehicle combinations with
a GVM up to 62 tonnes
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Permitting of vehicles and routes inherently
prescriptive, administratively costly and
clumsy
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IMPROVING FREIGHT TASK
PRODUCTIVITY (Cont’d)
2013 introduction of 50 Max
- Near general access for 50 tonnes GVM on
9 axles and minimum 20 metres (between
1st and last axle)
- 15-20% payload gain
Bigger and Better
Newer, Fewer and Safer
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Limited to new vehicle types
– Pro forma 23m truck &
trailer
Existing vehicle
50MAX Pro forma vehicle
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23m 44T
23m 50T
Limited to new vehicle types –
Pro forma 23m B-Train
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HPMV Route investment 2012-15
50% of the total freight task is carried on
95% of network. 50MAX vehicles provides an
economically viable solution without
upgrading local roads
•The strategic freight network (HPMV
investment routes) opens up 4500
km of most productive corridors to
62T vehicles. This is 5% of total
road network carrying 50% of
freight
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50MAX HPMV replicates Class 1 load curve
beyond 44 tonnes for wheelbases >16m
Payload increased by 5T
Think of it as an extension of Class 1 vehicles
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IMPROVING FREIGHT TASK
PRODUCTIVITY (Cont’d)
Integrity of HPMV policy dependent upon high
level of compliance
Must protect asset and keep within an
affordable rate of consumption
Maintain commercial neutrality and ensure
non-compliant are not rewarded
- patterned and persistent non compliance
introduces unfair competition and drives
down freight rates. The compliant subsidise
the non-compliant
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IMPROVING FREIGHT TASK
PRODUCTIVITY (Cont’d)
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Are CVIU adequately resourced and trained?
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New technology
- Number plate recognition
- Vehicle weight scanning
- GPS
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3. IMPROVING SAFETY
HMV Crashes
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3. IMPROVING SAFETY
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3. IMPROVING SAFETY
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3. IMPROVING SAFETY
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3. IMPROVING SAFETY
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