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'Boost For Productivity' - Big Rigs November 2010

In recognition of the growing road-freight task, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has opened up its first performance based standards level 2B vehicle combination (30m) route from the Port of Brisbane to Toowoomba and back. PBS class B vehicle combinations are longer than currently allowed freight vehicles.

Goondiwindi-based Woods Transport will be one of the first companies to take advantage of the route, with a high-productivity vehicle expected to halve the number of trips the company needs to complete its bulk grain-haulage task, shuttling two 28-tonne, 20-foot equivalent unit containers from Toowoomba to the Port of Brisbane.

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