Hauliers want to know about brake mods
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ALL commercial vehicle and trailer manufacturers are being asked by the Road Haulage Association for information on the resources available to ensure that the braking standards of existing vehicles can be modified to meet the requirements to be laid down by the Ministry of Transport.
Information is urgently requested on the ability of each manufacturer to supply modification kits; the cost of the kits; and the length of time that will elapse before they are available in sufficient quantities.
It is expected that new regulations shortly to be made will lay down intermediate standards of braking efficiency as from January 1, 1968, and that by 1972 all vehicles will be required to reach a standard of 50 per cent for the service brake and 25 per cent for the emergency brake.