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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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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.

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