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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.

  • ARTSA-i has a plan to manage the future

    By: Peter Hart

    August 2020

    The rate of change in our world seems to be accelerating. Even setting aside the horror year 2020, we are seeing social and technological changes occurring that are challenging the status quo. Maybe that has always been true.

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  • Front underrun protection and bullbars

    By: Peter Hart

    July 2020

    Many trucks have bullbars attached. This article considers their legality.

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  • Rollover roundabouts

    By: Peter Hart

    June 2020

    Road safety risk exists at intersections for freight-carrying heavy vehicles. Trucks need time and space to safely travel through an uncontrolled intersection. The most dangerous activity is to turn right because finding a suitable space in the oncoming traffic is difficult on a busy road.

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  • 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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