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07 February 2017

In its submission to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) inquiry into payment times and practices, the ATA has called for a mandatory code to prohibit extended payment times being forced on small businesses

The trucking industry consists almost entirely of small businesses and is characterised by tight margins. The vast majority of the costs incurred by small trucking businesses must be met before they can bill their customers. This includes wages or personal living costs, fuel, tyres, finance costs, registration and maintenance.

02 February 2017

The ATA has recommended a strong road safety focus should be included in the Australian Government’s 2017-18 Federal Budget.
The redirection of funding from the abolished Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) to practical safety measures should be continued, with funding for the NT and WA and a ‘share the road safely’ campaign to be introduced from 2017-18.

22 December 2016

Productivity reforms to road freight and greater use of High Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) are critical reforms for a more prosperous economy, as outlined in the ATA submission to the Productivity Review.

Road freight is critical to the economy and productivity reforms in the sector can deliver significant gains to the wider economy. Increasing the use of HPVs can move more freight on less trucks, delivering productivity gains in the road freight sector.

16 December 2016

The investigative powers in the national truck law should be simplified and streamlined, the ATA submission to the NTC review of the investigative and enforcement powers in the Heavy Vehicle National Law says.

21 October 2016

The ATA has supported the passage of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, in its submission to the Queensland Parliament’s inquiry into the proposed legislation.

06 October 2016

The ATA has provided the NTC with industry feedback on its PBS Marketplace consultation paper.

28 September 2016

The ATA has recommended in its submission to the National Transport Commission (NTC) to increase volumetric load capacity in semi-trailers and heavy vehicles without further increasing mass limits.

09 September 2016

In its submission to the development of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee work plan, the ATA has called for improving truck driver licensing training and assessment to be a high priority.

18 August 2016

The ATA’s submission to the National Transport Commission’s review of the PAYGO system for setting truck and bus charges argues that truck registration labels should be abolished and businesses should be allowed to pay their registration charges monthly.

08 July 2016

The ATA has urged the NTC to adopt the ATA’s long standing position of supporting the grounding of heavy vehicles for speeding offences of 15 km/h or more over the open road 100 km/h limit when the detected speeding occurs on a flat road.