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Mass management compliance using air suspensions

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.

Fifth wheel coupling and uncoupling guidelines

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.

ATA ITC Technical Dictionary

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

Plan now for the coronavirus: how to keep your business going

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

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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