Resource library

This joint National Level Crossing Safety Notice from the ATA and the NHVR reminds heavy vehicle drivers of the potentially life-saving safety measures they must adhere to around rail lines.

Some of your devices – including handsets, navigation devices, telematics, antennas, medical devices and EFTPOS machines – may need to be updated or replaced ahead of next year’s closure to ensure ongoing service. Telstra are here to help you with the change and answer questions you may have.

The recent impacts of wet weather flooded roads and road damage is having impacts on all vehicles including heavy vehicles.  Reported impacts include wheel bearings suspension and wheels. 
This safety alert looks at the issues and follow up actions.

Developed by the ATA’s Industry Technical Council, the Drawbar Trailer Technical Advisory Procedure provides operators with consistent and clear, advice about the design, fabrication, and maintenance of drawbar trailers.

All procedures demand consistency, as Australia has a very diverse fleet with some equipment sourced globally. Therefore it is recommended that training should include different equipment which may be used across a fleet.

The ITC Technical Dictionary is a guide of common terms used in ITC Technical Advisory Procedures, Safety Updates and relevant documents.

This technical bulletin outlines the specification guidelines for rigid drawbar converter dollies

In May 2018, the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council embarked on an exciting engineering ‘proof of concept’ project, exploring further development of a rigid drawbar convertor dolly.

Through the work of its Industry Technical Council, the ATA has been alerted to a number of instances where newly purchased and installed fittings/airlines have failed to seal correctly.

July 2020

Recent initiatives by some consignors and consignees to impose an underload policy when loading bulk product demonstrate an over-cautious approach to chain of responsibility.

This seems to be primarily on the basis that single deck weighbridges cannot readily provide indication of individual axle group masses.

To avoid potentially impacting productivity and negating many of the benefits of High Productivity Vehicles, a technical bulletin has been developed to outline the appropriate practices of reliable mass management using air suspensions.

This TAP has been developed to provide operators with a guideline that provides a consistent, clear and safe procedure for coupling and uncoupling prime movers and semi-trailers using fifth wheel couplings.

There’s a lot of information out there about the coronavirus and how to protect yourself. 

But there is very little about how small businesses can keep going if their key staff are sick or caring for family members. 

Our coronavirus fact sheet sets out the things you can do now to prepare your trucking business as the virus spreads. 

For health information about the virus, visit or phone 1800 020 080