Freight Stakeholders and Friends,


Below is information about an upcoming webinar being held on Wednesday, April 1st at 4 PM ET that will be conducted by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI’s) VREF Center for Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems.  The peer exchange-focused webinar is titled “The Role of High Productivity Freight Vehicles in Metropolitan Areas: The Australian Experience”.  More information is shown below.


If you have questions or comments about the webinar, please visit the VREF Center website at or contact Jeffrey Wojtowicz at the VREF Center at [log in to unmask].


Carl L. "Chip" Millard III

Federal Highway Administration

Office of Freight Management and Operations

Program Delivery Team

U.S. DOT Headquarters Building

Room E84-471

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20590

Phone: 202-366-4415

Fax: 202-366-3225

E-mail: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]


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Subject: [coe-sufs] Invitation to The Role of High Productivity Freight Vehicles Webinar




You have been invited to the following FREE webinar:

The Role of High Productivity Freight Vehicles in Metropolitan Areas: The Australian Experience

The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those interested.

Performance based standards (PBS) is a flexible non-prescriptive framework for regulating the weight and dimensions as well as network access of road freight vehicles. Within this framework, a range of generic multi-combination vehicles termed, High Performance Freight Vehicles (HPFVs) have been permitted to operate within urban areas in Australian cities. Access has been granted for HPFVs carrying cubic (lightweight) freight up to 68.5 tonnes on high quality duplicated urban roads. B Double vehicles, 25 metres in length, 9 axle configurations operating at 62.5 tonnes (68 tonnes with mass management accreditation) GVM that can carry both a 40 foot and a 20 foot shipper container are now permitted to use most urban arterial roads.

This webinar will provide an overview of experiences in PBS and HPFVs in Australian cities. The productivity benefits of PBS rigid vehicles as well as port container movements will be presented. The safety performance of HPFVs as well as first and last mile access will be provided. Issues associated with infrastructure management as well as community acceptance will be also described.

*This Peer-to-Peer webinar is eligible for 1.0 Professional Engineer Professional Development Hour (PDH). In order to receive credit, you must attend the full webinar and complete a short learning assessment following the webinar. Please contact Jeff Wojtowicz at [log in to unmask] for more details about the requirements for receiving PDH for this webinar.

Event: The Role of High Productivity Freight Vehicles
When: Wednesday 1 April 2015, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)

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