2020 - present
As of September 2019 (for a single type approval) and as of September 2021 (for individual inspections), the European directive for bumpers has been changed which has caused a lot of bumper damage in ferry traffic. Changes are therefore also applicable with regard to the installation of tail lifts.
Because the directive has been enacted, as TRTA, we must look for technical innovations to prevent bumper and tail lift damage.
At the moment, the UNDERCARRIAGE committee is mapping out the type of semi-trailers that are adversely affected by this change. Details of how this project is progressing will be announced shortly. 
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