Truck trailer alert
The NZ Transport Agency has written to the owners of 1800 heavy vehicles requiring their towing connections to be assessed by a specialist certifier and new certifications issued. The safety alert requires all operators with drawbeams, towbars, or drawbars certified by Peter Wastney Engineering to urgently have them cleaned and inspected for signs of cracks or other failures. If any cracks or failures are found, operators have been instructed to replace affected parts before using it as a combination vehicle. A separate safety alert has been issued providing advice on separate issues identified with skid plate couplings for refrigerated trucks. The safety alert applies to all refrigerated semi-trailers – not just MaxiTrans.