ARTSA-i Prime Mover / Trailer articles

ARTSA-i has a regular column in the Prime Mover and Trailer Magazines. Authored by leading members of ARTSA-i, 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.

March Heavy Vehicle Modifications
February Heavy Vehicle National Law
November Trailer Response Timing
October Safer Freight Vehicles
September Harmonisation of Australian and ECE Rules
August Do we really need AVE?
July The ARTSA-i brake calculator
June How trailer brakes are certified
May Are you getting the most from your trailers?
April Regulations and Regulators for Heavy Vehicles
March Heavy Vehicle Insurance Considerations
February Managing stress flow through a chassis
December Importance of the Performance Based Standards Scheme
November A dog of a trailer
October New thinking on road safety
September Electronic safety systems and recent heavy vehicle mandates - is it working?
August Bodies that don't fit
July Unfinished business in Wodonga
June On the road towards improved mental health and zero suicides
May Accelerating better decisions
April My career of choice by Trevor Dickson
March Freight vehicles in the world of automated driving
February Can the road transport industry reduce CO2 emissions
December One Australia: techniques for overcoming our colonial boundaries
November Truck development over 40 years
October High performance freight vehicles in Latin American countries
September Heavy vehicle registrations
August Safely delivering untapped heavy vehicle mass productivity
July Reverse tariffs on Australian manufacturing
June PBS: a certifier aspect
May The next ten years
April Change over ten years
March European and American views of the road
February How to solve the problem of supplier modifiers
December Keeping the cooling system cool
November Controlling the risks
October Replacement Parts Guide
September Vehicle Loading Cranes
August ARTSA-i has a plan to manage the future
July Front Underrun Protection and Bullbars
June Rollover Roundabouts
May The basics of truck hydraulics
April Wisdom of the old freights
March Absorbing the shock
February Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS)
December Power Steering
November Truck Airconditioning
October A tale of three drivers
September Shocking Electrical Connections
August Drawbar Strength
July Fires Checklist
June Lubrication
May ARTSA Reinvents itself
April Electric Vehicles for Australia
March National Telematics Framework
February Steering Basics
December The State of the heavy vehicle supply industry in graphs
November Couplings, turntables and d-values
October Unfinished safety business with Vehicle Stability Control
September Chassis fatigue and factors of safety
August The greenhouse gas challenge and opportunity
July We need a solution to the PBS tyre problem
June Heavy-duty tow trucks
May Oil, grease and wheel seals
April Welcome and unwelcome brake applications
March The National Baseline Roadworthiness Survey and its implications
February Workplace Health & Safety rules with heavy vehicles
The Effect of VSB6 On Ball Couplings
December Does age matter? ARTSA’s analysis of the heavy vehicle fleet
November Trucks Must Use Low Gear
October Weld Quality
September How Australia reformed its heavy-vehicle access rules
August Adequate Load Restraint – A Fundamental Responsibility
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
December Heavy vehicle manufacturing in Australia – the silent achiever
November Suspension considerations
October In-cabin noise
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
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
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
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
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?
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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