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ARTSA Matters July 2019

ARTSA General Meeting 8 August

Our next general meeting is at the Australian Synchrotron at 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton on Thursday 8 August from 9am to 12 noon – followed by a light lunch.

The meeting will be held in the Seminar Room – ask at the NCSS reception.

Please RSVP to exec@artsa.com.au by Friday 2 August – as security will only let in approved guests.

The agenda will include:

  • Representation reports including a RVSA update.
  • ARTSA Institute Australian Fleet Project
  • Brake Calculator Project update
  • Replacement Parts Project
  • Truck Fires Conference
  • PBS Tyres
  • ARTSA Data latest
  • Training

  • NHVR Supports ARTSA and NBTA Safety Program

    ARTSA and the National Bulk Tankers Association (NBTA) have been selected by the NHVR to lead a project aimed at reducing heavy vehicle fires. The project will kick off with the Truck Fires Conference on the 15th August 2019 at Royal Randwick in Sydney. The Program includes speakers from Fire & Rescue NSW,Truck Industry Council, NHVR, NSW Police, the trailer industry, Fire Technology experts and Forensic Engineers.

    A stakeholder workshop will be held during the conference to develop a strategy to reduce truck fires nationally. Key stakeholders have been invited including major operator organisations and other peak bodies, manufacturer peak bodies, responder and safety related organisations including the Competent Authorities Panel (CAP), AFAC, Police and others.

    Registration is Now Open with a discounted ticket price of $440 if you register before 1 August.

    For more information contact ARTSA Executive Director Greg Rowe on 0407 825 132 or exec@artsa.com.au


    REPLACEMENT PARTS INITIATIVE RECEIVES NHVR FUNDING

    Vehicle industry suppliers and operators have long held concerns about the lack of a verifiable quality standard or measure for heavy vehicle replacement (spare) parts in Australia. To address this concern the NHVR is funding ARTSA to develop a guide for heavy vehicle replacement spare parts focusing as a first stage on safety-critical and compliance-critical parts.

    The guide will be developed as a collaborative document and will mirror the approach adopted when producing the Guide to Braking and Stability Performance for Heavy Vehicles, where six industry groups as well as the NHVR and the Federal Department lent their support to this document


    regards

    Greg Rowe
    Executive Director
    Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association Inc
    exec@artsa.com.au
    www.artsa.com.au
    tel ‭0407 825 132


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