The Australian government recently announced that Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) will be mandatory for all new model trucks as of 1 July 2014 and all new trucks from 1 January 2015.
Many trucks in Australia are already fitted with ABS brakes but this decision will make it mandatory. It is hoped by many in the industry that a similar design rule be passed for heavy vehicle trailers.
Correct driving practices combined with the latest braking systems will reduce accidents on the road.
Read more about this story on the Australian Trucking Association website… new brake rules for trucks