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Peter Hart
ARTSA

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association was formed in the mid 1980s with the vision of being the technical resource for the road transport industry in Australia. It seeks to bring together manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, parts and services to the road transport industry to promote safety, productivity and the general reputation of the industry. Current Chairman is Peter Hart.

  • The basics of truck hydraulics

    By: Peter Hart

    May 2020

    I want to explain the basics about truck and trailer hydraulic systems for lifting, rotating and pushing and pulling applications. This article concerns working systems that are not part of the original equipment design.

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  • Wisdom of the old freights

    By: Peter Hart

    April 2020

    I am getting old! 100 articles old. My first article was in April 2011. I’ve learned a few things along the way, and I have the urge to share some of what I have learned with you.

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  • Absorbing the shock

    By: Peter Hart

    March 2020

    Shock absorbers in good condition are important to road safety and comfort.

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  • Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS)

    By: Peter Hart

    February 2020

    A central aspect of reducing heavy-vehicle road trauma will be the widespread uptake of technologies that act automatically to assist human beings to stay safe.

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  • Power steering

    By: Peter Hart

    December 2019

    I am currently investigating a power steering problem on a heavy-duty prime-mover. This provides me with an opportunity to learn what can go wrong and to describe to you the basics of power steering.

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  • Truck air conditioning

    By: Peter Hart

    November 2019

    ARTSA recently held a successful one-day conference about the causes and mitigations of truck and trailer fires.

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  • Strength of drawbars and towbars

    By: Peter Hart

    August 2019

    This article is about the strength requirements of drawbars that connect an ‘A-type’ trailer to a towing vehicle, and towbars that connect the towing vehicle onto the tow coupling of the trailer.

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  • A plan to reduce heavy vehicle fire risk

    By: Peter Hart

    July 2019

    The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently convened a ‘Fires round table meeting’ of industry leaders to discuss the level of and causes of heavy vehicle fires. The trigger for this meeting was the petrol tanker fire that occurred on the Pacific Highway in Wollongong on the third of January 2019.

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  • Lubrication of trucks

    By: Peter Hart

    June 2019

    I have been investigating a diesel engine failure that occurred because of lubrication starvation at the camshaft bearings. I learned a lot about oil and I want to share some of this with you.

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  • ARTSA reinvents itself

    By: Peter Hart

    May 2019

    After 11 years I have stepped aside and ARTSA has elected Martin Toomey as our next Chair.

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