Three state inspectors on the bill for TMC

The Paccar and Dealer Technical and Maintenance Conference will bring senior roadworthiness inspectors together with operators

Three state inspectors on the bill for TMC
ATA CEO Christopher Melham


The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) says the upcoming Paccar and Dealer Technical and Maintenance Conference will help delegates get consistently positive roadworthiness outcomes from their workshop teams.

The event will feature a session on "what inspectors and operators see," featuring senior heavy vehicle inspectors from NSW, Queensland and Victoria, as well as leading transport operators from around the country. They will discuss common roadside faults, as well as regulatory differences across the states.

ATA CEO Christopher Melham says the conference will also help to create greater consistency in the application of maintenance regulations. He says inconsistent treatment of vehicle faults places an extra red tape burden on road transport businesses, without necessarily aiding road safety outcomes.

""We’ve all heard of cases where the same roadworthiness requirement is interpreted differently by jurisdictions or inspectors, leading to confusion," he says.

"Safety is our highest priority on the road. But the trucking industry’s workshops need to know exactly what the standards are, in order for them to keep their fleets in top shape.

"In this session, delegates can bring their questions and constructively discuss these issues with a panel of senior inspectors from three states, so we can work on our common goal of improving road safety."

The "What inspectors and operators see" session takes place on the first day of the three day event.

Registration for delegates is now open through the ATA.

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