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Truck driver fatigue research to improve safety

19 January 2017

New research into the effects of the truck driver fatigue rules will improve safety, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Noelene Watson, said today.

The research project will monitor a sample of drivers during their real-life work shifts, and then in a laboratory during simulated shifts.

The project is a joint initiative between the Co-operative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, the National Transport Commission, road agencies, police and industry. The ATA is a member of the project steering committee, which held its first meeting today.

Voter registration opens for ATA elections 2017

18 January 2017

The trucking industry’s 2017 elections are underway, with voter registrations now open.
In the election, owner drivers with one truck and small fleet operators with 2-5 trucks will elect two representatives to the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).

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