Driveshaft parking brake failures in commercial and industrial vehicles

Fraser May Safety Alerts

WorkSafe New Zealand has investigated incidents of driveshaft parking brakes failing to keep vehicles stationary, and released guidance on the maintenance, care and controls associated with these parking brakes.

Driveshaft (also known as Cardan shaft) parking brakes are fitted as original equipment to some small, medium and heavy trucks. They are also fitted to other vehicles, including commercial and industrial vehicles, such as telehandlers.

Read WorkSafe’s safety bulletin below for more information:

WSNZ_3122 Driveshaft Parking Brake Failures TB v4-0