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Heavy Ve­hi­cle In­dus­try Aus­tralia (HVIA) has com­mended the Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor’s (NHVR’s) agree­ment to ex­tend the ex­ist­ing roller brake test­ing tran­si­tion in New South Wales to Jan­uary next year.

NHVR chief en­gi­neer Les Bruzsa says it is the re­sult of feed­back given to the NHVR by HVIA, NSW Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices (RMS), and Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion ( ATA) fol­low­ing heavy ve­hi­cle roller brake tri­als held at Maru­lan Heavy Ve­hi­cle Test­ing Sta­tion in NSW in Au­gust.

The cur­rent tran­si­tion pe­riod was ex­tended to end on Septem­ber 29, but fol­low­ing feed­back from the trial it was agreed that an ex­ten­sion will al­low fur­ther in­dus­try re­search.

“A pro­gram of 21 brake test­ing tri­als was con­ducted on Au­gust 14-15 and in­cluded de­cel­er­a­tion tests and roller brake tests on up to three roller brake ma­chines,” Bruzsa says.

“The ob­jec­tive of the heavy ve­hi­cle roller brake tri­als was to iden­tify the best method to en­sure com­pli­ant brake sys­tems will not be in­cor­rectly de­fected, and to im­prove safety out­comes by en­sur­ing de­fec­tive brakes can be cor­rectly identied.

“The heavy ve­hi­cle roller brake test tri­als have gen­er­ated a large amount of test data, and the data is cur­rently be­ing com­piled and veried.”

NHVR be­lieves the ex­ten­sion will give au­thor­i­ties an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a more ro­bust pro­ce­dure.

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