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.
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.
Heavy vehicle charges—options for improving the accuracy and stability of the PAYGO heavy vehicle charges methodology
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.
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.
Following the initial submission to the NTC in March 2016 concerning regulatory options for autonomous vehicles, the ATA has provided further comments to the NTC for consideration.
The ATA has called for corporate officers and directors to be held personally liable under the Heavy Vehicle National Law for exercising due diligence to prevent 34 specific safety critical offences, as part of this submission to the NTC’s executive officer liability review.
All diesel heavy vehicles used on public roads should be required to meet one of the three maintenance / test criteria in the Fuel Tax Act to be eligible for fuel tax credits, the ATA has said in this submission.
This review compares the states’ arrangements for managing overseas drivers licence holders,and was provided to the Rural and Regional affairs And Transport References Senate Committee as part of its Aspects of road safety in Australia public hearing.
The NTC should broaden its review of legislation that may need to be changed to enable the introduction of automated vehicles, the ATA has said in this submission.
The Australian Government should reduce the road user charge on trucking operators in the 2016-17 Budget, the ATA has said in this submission.
The trucking industry pays for its use of the road system through heavy vehicle registration fees and a road user charge on fuel, currently 26.14 cents per litre. The industry has been overcharged since 2007, because the system used to calculate the charges underestimates the number of trucks on the roads.