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Guide to braking and stability performance for heavy vehicles

This Guide provides brake and stability performance ratings for truck and trailer combinations, with varying brake technologies. It aims to assist the Australian road transport sector to achieve best practice in the braking and stability performance of heavy combination vehicles.

The guide was developed by the ATA, Industry Technical Council (ITC), the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association, the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association, the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia and the Truck Industry Council. 

There is a limited availability of hard-copy versions of the guide, if you would like a copy please email your name, and mailing address to