PBS and road train operators turn to IAP


The company responsible for administering IAP says interest in the monitoring device continues to grow among the industry

The company responsible for administering the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) says interest in the monitoring device continues to grow among a cross-section of the trucking industry.

Transport Certification Australia (TCA) says the two IAP service providers—Transtech and Minorplanet—are reporting a high level of enrolments for a range of activities.

Transtech’s Shaun Owen says Patrick Corporation and Fletcher International have enrolled in IAP to use Performance Based Standards (PBS), while the Scott Corporation has turned to IAP for Higher Mass Limits.

Owen says companies such as Kelvin Baxter Transport are also using IAP for the Road Train Modernisation Program.

"While much of the interest has been from HML operators who don’t want to miss the 30 June deadline, we’re also observing significant interest from PBS and road train operators," Owen says.

He says operators are also customising IAP telematics to suit their own commercial needs and to meet fatigue management regulations.

Transtech is expecting to add to its signings by attracting crane and concrete pump truck operators, who need IAP by April 30 to access routes in Victoria.

"We signed our first crane operator recently and we foresee more operators coming on board over coming weeks," Owen says.

Although it has not named the companies signed to its service, Minorplanet Chief Executive Steve Green says there is interest as a result of the company’s marketing program.

TCA Chief Executive Chris Koniditsiotis says the organisation is confident of announcing more IAP providers in the near future.

"This should ensure there’s sufficient number of providers to meet the increasing demands from operators," he says.

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