ARTSA Prime Mover / Trailer articles

ARTSA has a regular column in the Prime Mover and Trailer Magazines. Authored by leading members of ARTSA, the articles are of a technical and topic nature on key aspects of heavy vehicle technology. As articles appear in the magazines they are also posted to this page.

2017
September How Australia reformed its heavy-vehicle access rules
July Fire and Flame Retardant Conduit
June Hooray for the Braking Guide
May Some key requirements in the modifications code – VSB6
April Road-friendly suspensions and the great airbag controversy
March The nuts and bolts of things
February A roadmap for truck replacement parts recognition
2016
December Heavy vehicle manufacturing in Australia – the silent achiever
November Suspension considerations
September Time for new dimension limits
August Technical requirements for Dangerous Goods trucks
July Chassis rail strength
June Australian heavy vehicle regulation domain roadmap
May Motor Vehicle Standards Act change proposals
April Safe downhill driving – why we need an auxiliary brake rule
March Game-changing market trends
February Clean v Green + Paris
2015
December An in-depth look at the Australian market
November Control of in-cabin Vibrations
October Quality standards, Free Trade Agreements and replacement parts
September Responsibilities of professional modifiers
August What you need to know about modifications
July Why electronic brake control and safety chains should be mandatory on new dog trailers
June What the Victorian crash data tells us
May Roadworthiness Proposals and Risk Reduction
April Testing the limits
March Ten ways to keep the wheels on your vehicle
February Roller-brake testers, standards and inspection manuals
2014
December Market and fleet trends
November How risk is assessed and controlled
October Electrical fault finding
September Retreaded Tyres
August The Importance of Wheel Bearing Maintenance
July Technical Requirements for Dangerous Goods Vehicles
June The inimitable Mr Hogan
May The size and character of the Australian fleet
April Will the NHVR recognise industry codes?
March Vibrations, Wheelbase and Chassis Strength
February New brake rules bring new benefits and new risks
2013
December How To Develop A Replacement Parts Purchasing Policy
November The Importance of Tyre Pressure Management
October A letter to the state and territory transport ministers
September Rules for modifications to new and used heavy vehicles
August Tyre performance limits
July A question of force
June Truck semi-trailer aerodynamic enhancements - Part 2
May Truck semi-trailer aerodynamic enhancements - Part 1
April The Potential of Performance-Based Standards
March ARTSA’s Brake Test Investigation - Part 4
February ARTSA’s Brake Test Investigation - Part 3 - Roll-Stability Control Effectiveness
2012
December ARTSA’s Brake Test Investigation - Part 2
November ARTSA’s Brake Test Investigation - Part 1
October The CAN Bus
September Brake rule reform
August Truck imports
July Towing ratings of vehicles and couplings
July Addendum: Additional Information About Trailer Brake Couplings
June Rollover of Heavy Vehicles
May Truck and Trailer Registration - The Rules
April Challenges and opportunities for the road freight industry
April Benefits of AMTs in heavy duty trucks
March What is the opportunity cost of 1kg weight on a new vehicle?
February A fuel economy rule for Australia?
2011
December Electrics for mechanics
November Avoiding Truck Fires
October Dear workshop manager: Protect your mechanics / Load restraint - 5 best practice options
September Things that should change
August Why you’re an idiot if you don’t wear the belt
July Almost every truck wastes tyres
July Voltage Troubles
June Improving Truck Driver Safety
June European, American and Australian Braking Systems
May Is that part Dangerous?
May Quantifying Safety Benefits
April A code of practice
April Why we need a brake code of practice

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