The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling on both sides of politics to commit to the mandating of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for new model trucks and trailers by 2019.
“ESC is an outstanding safety tool. According to the Monash University Accident Research Centre, the mandated use of ESC in heavy vehicles could reduce fatal heavy vehicle crashes by four per cent.
“There would need to be appropriate exemptions for trucks operating in rural and regional areas, where the demanding operating conditions can cause maintenance issues for the technology, and for particular combinations where the effectiveness of ESC is limited.
“The ATA calls on Australia’s political parties to commit to mandating stability control technologies for new model trucks and trailers from 2019, and for new trucks and trailers from 2020.”
The calls come following the release of the ATA’s newly-updated technical advisory procedure on truck Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC) technology. You can access that resource here.