The quarterly data summary of Australian heavy vehicle registrations has been posted to the ARTSA website at http://www.artsa.com.au/store
The free download provides a summary of the quarterly changes in heavy vehicle registrations in Australia. The table below summarises these changes for the 12 months to mid January 2015.
|Rigid vehicles (>12 tonnes GVM)||3.8||1.9||1.9||176337|
|Special Purpose Vehicles||4.7||2.6||2.1||51702|
Prime movers were the stand out for 2014 with a 5.8% increase in new registrations followed by trailers at 5%. Once retirements are accounted for, trailers added a net 3.5% to their total of 234,259 registered trailers at mid January 2015.
There is a large difference in the retirement rates during 2014 with trailers having a low retirement rate of 1.5% compared with prime movers at 3.8%.
From the March quarter, ARTSA will be able to make quarter by quarter comparisons with the preceding year to see if seasonality is playing a part in order and retirement patterns.
These statics will be discussed at the upcoming ARTSA meeting on the 25th February being held at ARRB Group. Details of that meeting are at www.artsa.com.au
ARTSA media contact: Rob Perkins, Executive Officer, tel 0411 402 832, email email@example.com
8.30am - 1pm, Wednesday 25th February
ARRB Group, 500 Burwood Highway, Vermont South
We have invited NTC, NHVR and the Department of Transport to outline their agendas for 2015 and the years ahead.
We all have a lot of agendas that we are following.
It is time to see what alignment and agreement we can achieve during 2015 and to discuss our priorities and goals for the year.
ARRB Group will also provide technical presentations.
We will also update the meeting on a range of issues including:
There is a great sandwich lunch at 1pm
Book in now with Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org and put it in your diary
The latest September quarter registration data for heavy vehicles is now available for free download
The data shows a slight slow downin new registrations across trucks and trailers compared with the June quarter figures. Some key points are:
ARTSA will review this data in its up coming meeting on the 27th November.
Our final meeting for 2014 will be held at:
Time: 8.30am - 12 noon with lunch 12 noon - 1.30pm
Venue: Lifesaving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne
This is our customary pre-Christmas meeting with a review of issues and the release of the program for 2015 We will have guest speakers on a range of topics including truck and dog proposed changes, heavy vehicle research, review of the recent heavy vehicle international conference in South America, PBS tyres, industry statistics, brake code developments and much more.
The lunch is our traditional long table Christmas affair and commences at 12 noon
To attend the meeting and the luncheon you must let Rob Perkins know on email@example.com. Please indicate your ability (or not) to stay for lunch, to assist with catering numbers. Attendance at the meeting and the luncheon is free for ARTSA members and their guests.
With the announcement by the NSW Government that all tank trailers will require roll stability function within a five year period (see link Media release ), ARTSA has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document to answer many of the detailed questions that sit behind this decision.
These FAQ’s were developed in close co-operation with EPA NSW to assist operators to better understand the technical aspects to do with retrofitting their equipment.
The FAQ document is available in the ARTSA library: Industry advisory: fitting of roll stability function on dangerous goods trailers
The ARTSA training courses on truck and trailer engineering as well as a separate course on certification and homologation are being held at Lifesaving Victoria in Port Melbourne from the 1st to the 3rd October.
This course describes in practical terms, the basic engineering principles and characteristics of heavy vehicles and their components. It covers:
This course describes in detail the certification requirements for heavy vehicles covering:
Both of these courses are popular and suit people with a professional interest in heavy truck and trailer safety and mechanical performance. Whilst the courses have a strong engineering flavour they are not only for engineers. They present accurate information at a level that will be readily understood by inspectors, insurance assessors, fleet managers and workshop managers.
Course notes will be provided as part of the registration fee.
For more details and on-line registration go to www.artsa.com.au/training
When: 8am for an egg and bacon roll breakfast, followed by the meeting from 8.30am to 12 noon with a light sandwich lunch to follow
Where: ACE, Docklands
Parking: The cheapest is the Casino for around $8 and a 10 minute walk past Jeff’s shed and over the footbridge. There are plenty of other higher priced options!
The agenda will cover:
To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two important meetings back to back on the 22nd May:
8.30am - 12 noon, Thursday 22nd May
Venue: National Transport Commission, Level 15, 628 Bourke St Melbourne
The meeting will focus on maintenance related issues including:
The NTC have also been invited to provide an overview of their relevant projects and to debate additional topics that ARTSA considers worthy of their attention
A light lunch will be served at noon giving attendees a chance to network with fellow members and NTC staff
This is an important meeting and you need to register with email@example.com to attend
Note: this meeting is a replacement for the scheduled meeting on the 15th May
1.30pm - 4pm, Thursday 22nd May
Venue: Victorian Transport Association, Wirraway Drive, Fishermans Bend
ARTSA in conjunction with the NHVR PBS office has developed a PBS tyre proposal. It recommends a process for achieving approval for a wider range of tyres for use on PBS vehicles. In order to achieve this outcome there are a number of assumptions around the standards to be adopted and the test regime that need ot be discussed and agreed. This meeting is open to all comers who have an interest in tyres. It is hosted by ARTSA on behalf of industry and intends making a recommendation to the NHVR on the process to adopt.
To obtain a copy of the draft proposal and to attend the meeting, please contact Rob Perkins on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 402 832