13 December, 2016
Yet another year has breezed by and it’s almost the happiest time of the year; Christmas! 2016 has been a year filled with big news, events and exciting new projects. Transtech has skyrocketed and further cemented its future in the industry.
9 November, 2016
Easing into an efficient, yet compliant environment is made simpler with the right technological solution. It’s tools for your drivers and back-office staff to alleviate the pressure and burden of previously manual tasks, simplifying workload and creating improved practices.
5 October, 2016
Transtech would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems for the unveiling of our latest compliance application that solves the problem of in-cabin heavy vehicle road-network navigation and route adherence.
9 August, 2016
Plain and simple, technology is great for business. It simplifies the processes around compliance, allowing your staff to focus on strategic initiatives and drivers to keep their mind on the road.
1 August, 2016
In a recent notice from the NHVR, Authorised Officers within each jurisdictions will be inspecting heavy-vehicles across the nation in one of the largest ever health checks on mechanical condition to date. With Transtech’s iFace, a 7” in-vehicle tool or the driver, and NextGen, a real-time back-office system for staff, you can tackle your maintenance processes head-on!
5 July, 2016
Commencing on the 1st of July 2016, enrolled vehicles will be required to have a Performance-Based Standards (PBS) approval, enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) and equipped with On Board Mass (OBM) monitoring systems linked to the IAP, along with a number of other environmental and safety features. This will provide compliance assurance in return for unprecedented bridge access.
4 July, 2016
Heavy-vehicles are a major capital cost for all transport companies, whether you’re an owner-driver or a multi-fleet national operation. Telematics can help you reducing running costs, increasing the profitability of your operation.
30 June, 2016
Under the new access policy, a 20 metre PBS Quad-Axle Semi Trailers are now allowed to operate at 50.5 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). This specific vehicle combination will utilize the Class 2 Victorian road freight network; the same network as the Victorian HPFV for Quad-Quad B-Doubles at 77.5 tonne.
31 May, 2016
The introduction of telematics may not go as planned if the correct support procedures are not available for your staff. Support is as important as the technology itself, and can be the deciding factor in the ultimate success or failure of driver and staff buy-in. Remember, change is disconcerting for many people.
24 May, 2016
Manage vehicle maintenance schedules, add in completed schedule information, upload documents such as receipts and more. The simple structure of the module allows you to easily view and create schedules for vehicles, helping you stay on top of vehicle maintenance obligations for the NHVAS, the Chain of Responsibility and operational requirements.
5 May, 2016
Technology has inspired the transport industry, with innovative and integrated solutions to fit multiple use-cases. The applications are infinite; we are only just starting to see what impact and potential telematics will truly have on the industry.
19 April, 2016
In-vehicle driver technology plays an extremely important part in a modern transport operation. No two operations are the same, meaning the implementation, application and technology requirements will be based on individual requirements.
2 February, 2016
The exemption that spares drivers from keeping a logbook when working within 100km of their base under BFM or AFM in NSW has been extended. From the 7th of March 2016, drivers working under Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) or Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) rule sets must carry and complete a fatigue work diary. This provides a more consistent national approach, bringing NSW into line with Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
3 December, 2015
2015 has been a hugely successful year for Transtech. A jam-packed year for all staff members and clients, 2015 was filled with exciting new applications, innovative projects and inspiring events, trade shows & conferences.
10 November, 2015
The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Amendment Bill 2015 passed through Queensland parliament in mid-September 2015. The amendments provide the ability for the EWD to be used in place of paper-based work diaries and provide the legal framework required for Transport Certification Australia (TCA) to lead the establishment of the Electronic Work Diary (EWD) requirements and technological specification for introduction to industry in early 2017.
2 September, 2015
Compliance requires a consistent and reliable source of information at all times to help govern its complexities. Telematics is very often written into its regulations, encouraging its use for the benefits it provides.
4 August, 2015
Tracking and location management should be considered two different concepts, whilst both living broadly within the Telematics framework. Transport and logistics operations have become more complex and demanding and technology has evolved from primitive functionality into an amalgamated world of potential opportunities.
30 June, 2015
Sentinel is Transtech’s flagship fatigue management platform that has been utilised in some of Australia’s biggest and most progressive transport and logistics operators. It has been helping both the back-office staff and drivers to manage their obligations to Australia’s fatigue laws.
23 June, 2015
Transport operators are required to safely manage their drivers and their tasks under the Chain of Responsibility. It is often perceived as a cumbersome duty, yet technology has proven itself as an important tool and resource for both drivers and the back-office.
7 April, 2015
Are you looking to increase your vehicle’s payload? The process for accessing Higher Mass Limits (HML) in NSW has become considerably simpler and more efficient for transport operators.
23 March, 2015
For owner-drivers through to multi-fleet national operators today, there are many proactive mechanisms to measure and effectively monitor speed in real-time. However, reactive approaches are predominately practiced. Typically, reactive management techniques such as fines, demerit points and other workplace penalties have proven to be ineffective in altering driver behaviour towards speed.
17 February, 2015
Telematics is often perceived as a comfort item – a luxury that can be avoided, although that thinking is just that, a perception. Fleet and operations managers Australia wide are realising the benefits. Can you, as an operator, afford to avoid telematics any longer?
19 December, 2014
2014 has led to some thrilling new developments and releases. From Easydocs and SmartJobs on the iFace to NextGen’s continuing to grow regular updates and new functionality added. Transtech’s compliance offerings have grown considerably with its approval as a service provider for the Interim On-Board Mass program Australia wide, no longer restricted to Queensland.
25 November, 2014
Driver fatigue is a factor that can affect any transport company. As part of the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), it’s something that needs to be addressed by each and every transport operator. Fatigue can quickly become an issue when not managed properly, but conversely, managing the process can lead to a great number of opportunities when successfully implemented in a transport and logistics operation.
9 October, 2014
Subcontractors play an important role in the transport industry. Over 79% of all freight carriers use sub-contractors in their fleets. Where does the subcontractor fit within the CoR and the industry?
21 August, 2014
Access. It’s a term that’s heard all the time in the transport industry. What does it really mean? How can a transport operator engage jurisdictions to unlock benefits which may be unique to their operation?
22 July, 2014
Fleets within the transport and logistics industry are as different as a human fingerprint. Telematics that work for one fleet may not work for another, even within the same operation. This has allowed telematics to be introduced across the board in varying ways, moving away from just linehaul operations.
27 June, 2014
The Transport Certification Australia (TCA) provides a brilliant insight into an expanding business with their case study, “Broadbent Bulk Services – Taking advantage of PBS through the IAP”.
5 June, 2014
In mid May, the Australian budget was released. Although it puts aside a considerably increased sum for infrastructure growth, the reintroduction of the fuel excise means every dollar has to be stretched further than ever.
What if you could reduce your total fuel costs by 5% or more? What if you could increase a vehicle’s fuel efficiency on top of receiving fuel tax credits?
1 May, 2014
Following the Mona Vale incident in early 2014, jurisdictions like NSW’s Roads & Maritime Service (RMS) have increased their watch on compliance with crackdowns aimed at catching out non-compliant operators and drivers. Under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), everyone is liable for his or her role in compliance, from senior management, supervisors and staff through to the customer; the responsibility is no longer just on the driver’s head. There is no excuse for non-compliance.
2 April, 2014
Historically, tracking was all about a dot on a map. Over the past decade, transport and logistic operations have become far more complex and diverse, resulting in a requirement to know far more than just where an asset is located. Along with increasingly stringent obligations and the changing face of compliance laws, the growing availability […]
15 January, 2014
Heavy vehicle checking stations and on-road enforcement have increased inspections as of late 2013. A series of accidents around NSW and other states has prompted a crack down on vehicles that breach the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) regulations including mass, fatigue, speed and maintenance.
20 December, 2013
2013 has been another successful yet solemn year for Transtech, filled with exciting new developments, innovative projects and new relationships formed.Some of the year’s highlights include the development and release of NextGen, exhibiting at the LBCA conference in March, launch of the new brand and look website and the success of the Brisbane Truck Show.
19 December, 2013
B-Triples & AB-Triples Further road access on and east of the Newell Highway. August 2013 saw a real boost to productivity and efficiency in the transport and logistics industry. Transport operators were given road access to the Newell highway for modular B-Triples between Narrabri and Goondiwindi. Further to this, NSW Ports and Roads Minister Duncan […]
5 December, 2013
Operators are required by law to manage speed, utilising a range of techniques and systems, from Intelligent Speed Management (ISM) to incentive programs. The Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation dictates that everyone from the driver to the CEO is responsible for speed compliance within the organisation, keeping Australian roads safe.
7 October, 2013
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is set to release its updated fatigue paperwork diary. Its aim is to make it easier for drivers to keep track of their fatigue information, by streamlining the stringent required paperwork.
7 October, 2013
Transtech was proud to exhibit and attend at this years NatRoad and CICA conferences. NatRoad and CICA this year were great events. Transtech want to acknowledge the importance of these industry conferences and their organisers for all their hard work. Transtech is proud to support regional and industry events.
18 September, 2013
Professional training has a range of proven benefits including energised and enthusiastic employees and the development of leadership opportunities. Training stimulates a business with new ideas, encouraging its people to learn new skills and boost overall productivity.
4 July, 2013
Many businesses take stock to assess and reflect on their recent milestones and achievements at the beginning of a new financial year, and Transtech is no different.
18 June, 2013
Victorian Transport Minister Terry Mulder announced that the new policy would allow cubic freight vehicles additional length so that more freight can be carried within regulatory mass limits and significantly improve productivity. The policy allows for vehicles of up to 30m and Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of up to 68.5 tonnes to travel on roads that have been identified as being part of the Cubic Freight Network.