Through the work of its Industry Technical Council, the ATA has been alerted to a number of reports of incidents where aftermarket hydrocarbon based refrigerants were used to recharge air conditioning systems. These gases are highly flammable and the incidents resulted in injuries that would not have occurred had the original refrigerant gas been installed.
ATA members have reported a number of instances where suzi coil airlines have been used to provide brake air over a drawbar coupling. This use of suzi coils could potentially prevent timely application of emergency brakes in a decoupling situation.
The ATA has been alerted to a number of instances where newly purchased and installed fittings/airlines have failed to seal correctly. If undetected, these leaks could cause on-road complications such as the unintended activation of emergency braking systems.
The ATA has released a sample truck breakdown call out sheet to help operators ask the right questions when a driver calls the depot to report a breakdown.
The Victorian Transport Industry Safety Group has released a new set of guidelines to help operators, drivers and technicians make sure a truck breakdown site is safe for their staff and the general public.
The Truckies Top Tips provide motorists with advice about how to share the road safely with Australia’s 534,000 trucks.
This technical advisory procedure provides general construction guidelines for heavy vehicle side underrun protection devices that comply with the UN ECE international standards for motor vehicles.
As part of the shared celebrations for TruckWeek 2012 and Hearing Awareness Week, the Australian Trucking Association and the Deafness Forum of Australia have released hearing fact sheets specifically for trucking operators and truck drivers.
These sheets detail ways to make your workplace a healthy hearing environment, and provide information on dealing with hearing loss.
This guide can be used to improve an organisation’s current environmental behaviours and performance.
This technical advisory procedure provides best practice advice for achieving dynamic stability with truck and dog combinations.