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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.

An integrated seatbelt with the driver’s suspension seat would comfortably secure the driver and in an event of a crash, reduce the consequences. By providing details on what is currently available to industry, the ATA’s safety alert is intended to increase seat belt use and save lives.

This technical advisory procedure provides best practice guidance for trucking operators, maintainers and suppliers about key technical issues on effective brake adjustment setup and maintenance.

This technical advisory procedure is published to assist the road transport industry, authorities and the general public to accurately identify truck configurations and to achieve a better understanding of the terminology.