Vehicle widths and standards to be thrashed out at Comvec


Panel discussions between distinguished technical experts will be amongst the highlights of ComVec 2014 in Brisbane.

Vehicle widths and standards to be thrashed out at Comvec
Mario Colosimo from Freighter will join vehicle widths panel at ComVec

Vehicle widths and vehicle standards are the hot items on the agenda for debate at the panel sessions during the conference on May 27 and 28 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds.

"ComVec" stands for Commercial Vehicle Engineering and Technical Conference. It’s designed to provide critical information on future technology, innovation, government policy and vehicle standards and regulations.

The conference is organised by the CVIAQ -- Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland – which is the peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of commercial vehicles and their components. The event is supported by tradetrucks.com.au.

New to ComVecthis year is a New Truck Model stream aimed at anyone involved in vehicle body and trailer design, fleet management, manufacture, compliance, sales, repair and final fit-out.

Information will be presented by engineers from several truck manufacturers, covering the latest innovation and technology in their newest products.

Meanwhile the first panel session is titled "Vehicle Width, 2.5m vs 2.55m vs 2.6m". On day two the hour-long session is titled "Vehicle Standards".

Facilitator of both sessions will be Ken Cowell, a product management consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in the heavy commercial vehicles industry.

Also speaking at both sessions will be Mark Hammond, Chief Technical Officer with the Truck Industry Council; and Graham Lusty, director of Graham Lusty Trailers.

The vehicle widths panel will also include Gregg Smith from Palfinger cranes; Dr Owen Arndt from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads; Mario Colosimo from Freighter; and Les Brusza from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)

The vehicle standards panel will include Greg Swann from the NHVR; David Coonan from the Australian Trucking Association; and John Samson from the CVIAQ.

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