On Monday 13 January 2014, the Federal Government announced that the new trailer braking Australian Design Rule, ADR38/04, will become effective from the second half of 2014.
This new rule mandates the following major changes:
˃ Trailers to have either anti-lock brakes (ABS or EBS), or a load proportioning brake system
˃ A trailer with anti-lock brakes (ABS or EBS) must have automatically adjusting brakes, which means either disc brakes, or drum brakes with automatic slack adjusters
For further information, please download our PDF which explains the changes in further detail.