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BAD DOGS ON THE LOOSE

Here’s something to help keep things in perspective when it comes to truck safety.

Light vehicles cause 80 per cent of heavy vehicle crashes on average, according to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

On the other hand, elements of the truck and dog sector in NSW and Victoria are behaving poorly on safety compliance. And drilling down further on the maintenance side of things, brakes in Sydney and drawbars in Melbourne are a particular problem.

These seemed to be the main pictures coming out of the annual “What the Inspectors See” session at the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Conference (TMC) held in Melbourne in October.

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