To assist in your planning following is a simple checklist to avoid a breakdown and what to do in the event of a breakdown.
Although maintenance procedures for caravans, trailers etc. are mostly common sense and follow the same principals as other vehicles, the following points may assist in covering areas which may otherwise be overlooked.
There’s a difference between traveling say, in the Flinders Ranges and in the far Outback. On a main road in the Flinders Ranges, there’ll usually be some form of traffic passing every few minutes – on a side road , every few hours.
On a main road in the far Outback, you might be the only vehicle there for a day – on a side road, several days! Even though you’ll find many towns and campsites throughout the area, we must stress that you’ll be in wilderness country.
With your UHF on Channel 40, its as simple as making the following conversation when engaging in a passing manouvre.
Like you, truckies want to get home safely to their families, so let’s share the road. This Top Ten Tips is a shorter version of the National Sharing the Road with Heavy Vehicles Program, which is a more detailed explanation of these items and is available to spread education on sharing the road with trucks, with the aim of improving safety for all on the road.
For further information please contact :
Rod Hannifey, Road Transport and Road Safety Advocate,
mobile: 0428120560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org