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A national framework for modular B-triple operations

28 September 2011

The ATA has supported the National Transport Commission’s policy proposal to allow modular B-triples to run on the existing type 1 road train network and other suitable roads.

The proposal would improve road safety, boost productivity and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The ATA submission in response to the paper has 15 recommendations, including addressing the inconsistent road access and operating conditions across state and territory borders for B-triples.

The ATA agrees with the NTC that PBS and IAP should not be required on modular B-triples. There is simply no evidence that the driver of a modular B-triple is any more likely to travel off an approved route than the driver of a type 1 road train.