Note: Previous ARTSA conference papers and TMC papers can be found on the ARTSA Conferences page
Higher Productivity Vehicle Industry Case
Reproduced with permission of Department of Transport, Ministerial Freight Advisory Council
Braking Code of Practice
Truck fires are not an uncommon occurrence. Dr Peter Hart has written this guide to Why Trucks Catch Fire to share his experience with industry on his perception of common causes. It is published by ARTSA for the information of the truck industry in general
ARTSA has commissioned Monash University to study brake performance under low pressure application. Its where over 90% of braking occurs yet little is understood or has been modelled. Three Monash students have ben funded by ARTSA to undertake a research project that will conclude later this year. Their preliminary report is now available.
This poster summarises key aspects of the ARTSA Air Suspension Code of Practice
This Guide is intended to assist people involved in the design, construction and operation of multi-combination vehicles to better understand the:
This presentation sums up the ARTSA Student prize for 2004 and covers the design process used to develop a high productivity urban rigid vehicle using the Performance Based Standards (PBS) process. For more details on PBS, refer to the document PBS Explained in the ARTSA Library.
“This document contains best practice examples of load restraint equipment. It is intended to assist vehicle designers, body manufacturers and transport operators identify options for improved load safety.”
“This document provides a straight forward explanation of the key measures behind the concept of performance based standards. It is an illustrative reference guide and not a comprehensive technical manual. Readers will be able to appreciate the various measures that are proposed to assess the performance of vehicles on the road and their impact on both safety and infrastructure.”
A comprehensive presentation on emerging commercial braking technologies including compatibility issues with existing equipment, load sensing, EBS and TEBS.
A summary of the issues raised during the braking meeting.
A paper by Kim Hassall of Australia Post / Melbourne Universty on the information and computing technology (ICT) opportunities in transport. Presented at the ARTSA breakfast, 30 October 2003
A paper on the intelligent access project (IAP) and its potential productivity benefits for transport. Presented at the ARTSA breakfast, 30 October 2003 by Dean Zabrieszach of VicRoads
ARTSA sponsored a student project to investigate the potential of regenerative braking on vehicles. Paul Matheson from Monash University presented these findings at the Technical and Maintenance Conference in Melbourne in November 2003.
This code recommends practices and procedures that will help the vehicle owner, maintenance staff and drivers to better understand the operation and maintenance of air suspensions.