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DRIVE DAYS: The VTA drive days include a heavy vehicle session and a high tech passenger cars and vans session.
DRIVE DAYS: The VTA drive days include a heavy vehicle session and a high tech passenger cars and vans session.

TICKETS are now on sale for the Victorian Transport Association Sandown Drive Days.

The third running of the biannual event is scheduled to be held at Sandown Racecourse on March 7-8.

Held to showcase the advances made in vehicle safety, productivity and technology in a practical setting the event includes working demonstrations of trucks, trailers, vans, cars and motorcycles.

The latest advances in technology, workplace safety solutions and best practice maintenance will be demonstrated, as well as sessions on motorcycle safety, PBS vehicles and bulk tanker emergency response.

VTA executive director Phil Lovel said the Sandown Drive Days event was becoming renowned in the industry as the only interactive, hands-on event that truly demonstrated the latest technologies and innovations in the industry.

 

The VTA will host drive days on March 7 and 8 this year. The days will include safety and productivity demonstrations. Photo Contributed
The VTA will host drive days on March 7 and 8 this year. The days will include safety and productivity demonstrations. Photo Contributed Contributed

The program is divided into four key streams:

 

On-track driving

Delegates will experience some of the latest developments and innovations including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control first-hand. With both a heavy vehicle session and a high-tech passenger cars and vans session to choose from, delegates will have the opportunity to drive or be a passenger in these vehicles.

 

The VTA will host drive days on March 7 and 8 this year. Technology demonstrations will be part of the fun. Photo Contributed
The VTA will host drive days on March 7 and 8 this year. Technology demonstrations will be part of the fun. Photo Contributed Contributed

Technology demonstrations

 

This stream will display the latest technology to manage fleets and to deliver safety and productivity improvements.

It will involve a series of practical demonstrations and use industry case studies focusing on fleet management, driver management, vehicle management and co-operative ITS.

Safety and productivity demonstrations

Experience the latest in innovation and safety equipment.

This stream will involve a series of practical demonstrations with particular attention to safe work solutions, PBS vehicles, trailer safety and loading.

Maintenance workshops

This stream will look at all aspects of heavy vehicle maintenance with a focus on brakes and suspension, tyres and rims, engine maintenance and servicing, replacement parts, service frequency and maintenance schemes. Conducted in a workshop-style environment, attendees will participate and discuss the details with experts as well as examine and test the results.

Tickets

Tickets are available at the VTA website. Each stream will consist of a series of three-hour sessions repeated twice on Thursday (9am-noon and 1-4pm) and once during Friday morning.

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