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SAFETY ALERT: DIFFERENTIALS, DRIVELINE, SUSPENSION AND WHEEL ENDS

The recent impacts of wet weather flooded roads and road damage is having impacts on all vehicles including heavy vehicles.  Reported impacts include wheel bearings suspension and wheels. 
 
This safety alert looks at the issues and follow up actions.
 

TAP - Drawbar Trailers

Developed by the ATA’s Industry Technical Council, the Drawbar Trailer Technical Advisory Procedure provides operators with consistent and clear, advice about the design, fabrication, and maintenance of drawbar trailers.

All procedures demand consistency, as Australia has a very diverse fleet with some equipment sourced globally. Therefore it is recommended that training should include different equipment which may be used across a fleet.
 

ATA ITC Technical Dictionary

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

Rigid Drawbar Tandem Axle Converter Dollies

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.

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Many trucking operators have serious concerns about the legal compliance of trucking industry contracts, as well as payment terms and other provisions that require them to accept risks that should belong to customers.
The ATA has listened to those concerns, and is taking action to provide information to the members of ATA associations.

This second edition of the ATA’s Truck Impact Chart shows that higher productivity trucks can reduce road damage and halve the number of trips required to move goods.

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.

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