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Peter Hart

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 changes to heavy vehicle charging

    By: Peter Hart

    November 2013

    As 2013 draws to a close, the industry is about to tackle the issue of heavy vehicle charges, both for the short term and the long term.

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  • Aerodynamic Enhancements – Part 2

    By: Peter Hart

    June 2013

    Our industry is fortunate that a major investigation into next-generation aerodynamic developments is occurring at Monash University. Because Australia relies on long-distance multi-combination trucks that typically travel at 100 km/h, there is tremendous potential to reduce aerodynamic drag and thereby improve fuel economy.

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  • Truck/ semi-trailer aerodynamic enhancements (Part 1)

    By: Peter Hart

    May 2013

    Last year at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover, Germany, I took great notice of the low-drag semi-trailer that Mercedes Benz displayed. It caused me to consider what the potential for aerodynamic improvement is on the Australian truck fleet.

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