Australian Standard AS D 8-1971 Hose Couplings for use with Vacuum and Air-Pressure Braking Systems on Prime Movers, Trailers and Semi-Trailers - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you operate a long distance interstate road transport business and you intend to use a B-double.

If the B-double uses compressed air as the brake operating fluid, its brake system must include protection against loss of supply line air, or control signal air. The coupling for the hoses for the supply and control lines must be polarised according to the requirements set out in this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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Code of Practice

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Australian Standard AS D 8-1971 Hose Couplings for use with Vacuum and Air-pressure Braking Systems on Prime Movers, Trailers and Semi-Trailers - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on obtaining this document.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Surface Transport Policy

Act(s) name

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Interstate Road Transport Regulations 1986 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Surface Transport Policy

Operating address:
111 Alinga Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600

Phone:

1800075001

Phone:

02 62747111

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