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This technical bulletin outlines the specification guidelines for rigid drawbar tandem axle converter dollies

In May 2018, the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council embarked on an exciting engineering ‘proof of concept’ project, exploring further development of a rigid drawbar convertor dolly.

Through the work of its Industry Technical Council, the ATA has been alerted to a number of instances where newly purchased and installed fittings/airlines have failed to seal correctly.

July 2020

Recent initiatives by some consignors and consignees to impose an underload policy when loading bulk product demonstrate an over-cautious approach to chain of responsibility.

This seems to be primarily on the basis that single deck weighbridges cannot readily provide indication of individual axle group masses.

To avoid potentially impacting productivity and negating many of the benefits of High Productivity Vehicles, a technical bulletin has been developed to outline the appropriate practices of reliable mass management using air suspensions.

This TAP has been developed to provide operators with a guideline that provides a consistent, clear and safe procedure for coupling and uncoupling prime movers and semi-trailers using fifth wheel couplings.

The ATA ITC Technical Dictionary is a guide of common terms used in ITC Technical Advisory Procedures, Safety Updates and relevant documents. 

There’s a lot of information out there about the coronavirus and how to protect yourself. 

But there is very little about how small businesses can keep going if their key staff are sick or caring for family members. 

Our coronavirus fact sheet sets out the things you can do now to prepare your trucking business as the virus spreads. 

For health information about the virus, visit www.health.gov.au or phone 1800 020 080

Those in drought-affected communities now have access to a Drought Assistance Information Pack. The pack allows individuals, families, farms and regional and rural communities to access services and support to help them manage in times of drought and prepare for future conditions.

You can maximise the life of your truck battery if you follow the right handling and charging procedures for the type of battery in your truck.

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

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