22m log truck-trailer combinations

The Log Transport Safety Council (LTSC) is seeking approval for log truck-trailer combinations to be permitted to operate with an overall length of up to 22 metres, 2 metres longer than currently allowed. The introduction of 22 metre log trucks is proposed purely as a safety measure. No increase in weight is sought and the proposal is totally independent of the Heavy Vehicle Limits project being managed by Transit New Zealand. This report summarises the findings of the investigations that have been undertaken. Those investigations have included: 1. An assessment of the safety implications of increasing the maximum length of log truck combinations; 2. A limited trial of seven log trucks including detailed observations of their performance; 3. An extended trial of 20 log trucks aimed at obtaining public feedback and to identify any operational issues.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Edition: Version 2
  • Pagination: 83p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01387925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 12:28AM