Truck trailer alert

Marlborough Express - - NEWS -

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.

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