The situation with regard to using roller brake testing for compliance to the NHVIM is still evolving. The NHVR is currently reviewing all facets and with agreement from RMS, has extended the transition period to the new brake performance requirements until 31 January 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.
Roller Brake Testing - the complete manual and the procedure for compliance
This Technical Advisory Procedures are published to assist both the road transport industry and state/territory road authority inspectors to achieve consistent and repeatable results from roller brake testing equipment used for compliance to the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual. It is not, nor is it intended to be, complete or without exceptions.