Resource library

ATA subcommittee the Industry Technical Council has created a safety alert on possible dangers relating to trailer brake interlock safety systems

The ATA Annual Review details all of the work the ATA has been doing across all business areas across late-2016 to mid-2017.

This Guide provides brake and stability performance ratings for truck and trailer combinations, with varying brake technologies. It aims to assist the Australian road transport sector to achieve best practice in the braking and stability performance of heavy combination vehicles.

Certified Load Restraint Curtain - the complete manual and the procedure for compliance. The ATA Industry Techincal Council (ITC) produced this Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP) to provide operators with a better understanding of how to use Certified Load Restraint Curtain (CLRC) systems.

Castrol will be one of the first lubricant companies in Australia to react to PC-11 by launching a backwards compatible CK-4 range this December, with a more complete range to follow in 2017.

The ATA’s Industry Technical Council has agreed to release this TAP as a draft to assist with understanding roller brake testing and NHVIM compliance. With work underway or to be undertaken by both the NHVR and industry, the recommendations in this TAP may vary when this document is finally released, but the information contained provides the best available guidance at present.

Are your trailer safety chains attached and fitted properly? This safety alert provides a checklist for retro fitted safety chains to trailer draw bars.

This safety alert illustrates the difference between the standard ISO wheel nut, and the ISO wheel nut with threaded sleeve.

A report published by ATA Foundation Sponsor Volvo earlier this year found that Australia has a professional truck driver shortage, but there is a strong support for industry action to find a solution.

Brake chambers of the right standard are a critical part of an effective brake system. This updated technical advisory procedure developed by the ATA Industry Technical Council provides information on acceptable air brake chamber build standards, a brake chamber compliance table, and warnings against seeking to disassemble a spring brake chamber.