NEW TRUCK IMPACT CHART * Australia
* ACT - ATA backs higher productivity vehicle usage. Chart shows bigger trucks promote safety and efficiency
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is making a case for the benefits of higher productivity heavy vehicle usage with the release of its latest Truck Impact Chart (TIC)... The national body says use of higher productivity trucks can improve safety and reduce the number of trips required to move goods... However, knowing what truck combination is most suitable for a particular type of job is key, ATA senior engineering adviser Chris Loose says... The new chart attempts to simplify the process of access determination by comparing the impact of different vehicle combinations on a range of parameters to help operators decide what truck combination to use for a particular job... Developed by the ATA’s Industry Technical Council, the chart is part of the national body’s technical advisory procedure for heavy vehicle operators... However, the points highlighted in the chart will not be applicable across all national jurisdictions considering Western Australia and the Northern Territory have, so far, not adopted the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR’s) national framework – the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NHVL)...
(Photo: The latest chart suggests that longer trucks can achieve more with less, reduce fuel consumption, lower emissions, and improve safety) -- Canberra, ACT, Australia -ATN - 26 Aug 2016
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