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Use of Auxiliary Brakes in Heavy Vehicles
This report reviews the use of auxiliary brakes by drivers of heavy vehicles on long and steep descents. The research was in response to a number of serious incidents involving runaway trucks on long, steep grades and continued noise complaints from…
Nationally Consistent Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Data Definition Framework
This report proposes a data definition framework to describe Heavy Vehicle Rest Areas (HVRAs). HVRAs are generally provided by state road agencies (SRAs), but others are provided by the private sector, local governments and the community. Having a…
Harmonisation of Pilot and Escort Vehicle Driver Requirements
This report presents the current situation for pilot and escort vehicle drivers in Australian jurisdictions, and proposes a nationally harmonised approach. This approach was developed in consultation with jurisdictional stakeholders through…
Heavy Vehicle Safety Data
This report presents recommendations for the creation of a database to support heavy vehicle road safety performance indicators. It aims to assist state road agencies, police and other stakeholders identify and collect the minimum datasets required…
Improving the Safety of Heavy Vehicles in Urban Areas: A Crash Analysis and Review of Potential Infrastructure and ITS Countermeasures
Heavy vehicle freight transport in Australia is expected to double by 2020, as compared to 2000 levels. In New Zealand, similar growth in heavy vehicle transport is anticipated. The greatest impact from this growth will occur around urban areas…
A Proposed Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Needs and Prioritisation Methodology
This report presents a proposed methodology to guide the development of new rest areas and upgrading of existing rest areas. It aims to assist road authorities identify needs for rest areas for heavy vehicles focussing on capacity and spacing…
Performance-based Specification for Electronic Work Diary and Heavy Vehicle Speed Monitoring
This report presents the performance-based specification for an electronic work diary and heavy vehicle speed monitoring as directed by the Australian Transport Council (ATC) at its November 2008 meeting. The ATC directed the immediate development…
Impact of Light Commercial Vehicles / Rigid Trucks in Urban Networks: Scoping Study
The purpose of the study is to recommend an ongoing Austroads research programme that is focussed on the impacts of the increasing volume of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and rigid trucks (Rigids) on the urban traffic network in terms of their…
Measures for Managing Safety of Heavy Vehicles at Passive and Active Railway Level Crossings
This report measures for managing safety of heavy vehicles at passive and active railway level crossings aims to identify and develop measures to manage the risks associated with the passage of restricted access vehicles (RAV) and multi-combination…
Heavy Vehicle Brake Safety on Long and Very Steep Roads
Austroads commissioned ARRB Group (ARRB) to conduct a project, the main objective of which was to improve knowledge and understanding of heavy vehicle brake safety on Environment 3 roads (E3 gazetted long steep and very steep) in Queensland. This…