Truck-mounted attenuators available for hire from Kennards Hire Traffic now meet higher crash-resistance standards introduced by the NSW and Queensland governments for greater protection of road workers and motorists.
TMA crash-resistance standards have so far been based on manufacturers’ specifications leading to inconsistencies. The new regulations have been introduced to provide for an even safer regime with more demanding and uniform standards.
Kennards Hire has begun replacing its fleet of truck-mounted attenuators (TMAs) to meet the new safety specifications that require TMAs to have 15 tonne GVM (gross vehicle mass), which is the combined weight of a fully-laden truck and attenuator.
Kennards Hire is adapting to the new standards on its entire fleet across all states. The first 15 tonne GVM unit was delivered in February, and the rollout will continue over the next three years.
Kennards Hire Traffic has supplied TMAs for several major road projects, including the M1 West Gate Bridge upgrade in Melbourne and the M2 widening in Sydney.
Kennards Hire operates specialist equipment hire centres in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.