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.
Mixing imperial and metric air fittings
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.
Mass management compliance using air suspensions
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.
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