Operators must comply with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs), the Australian vehicle standards regulations and roadworthiness guidelines. Operators should also comply with any specific information and instructions provided by manufacturers in relation to the vehicle systems and components.
This Guide is additional to, and does not seek to replace, the Australian Air Brake Code of Practice, issued by the Australian Trucking Association in 1999. Please consult that document for further information about brake components and systems.
This Guide provides information on acceptable brake balance on heavy combination vehicles and updated information about electronically controlled braking systems, which have evolved substantially in the past decade.