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21 September 2017

Improving the customer service experience for road users’ needs to be a central focus for governments’ management of the road network, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said today.

11 September 2017

The Australian and state governments must set a start date for the strong new truck laws scheduled to start in 2018, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said today.

01 September 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Craig Roseneder Award, which recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the trucking industry.
Sponsored by Castrol Vecton, the award is one of the prestigious National Trucking Industry Awards and celebrates the men and women who work behind the scenes in the trucking industry’s workshops.

15 August 2017

Trials of roller brake testing methods were conducted today at Marulan Heavy Vehicle Testing Station ahead of next month’s end of transition arrangements in NSW. Coordinated by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), the joint initiative involves Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). The testing will allow further comparison of different roller brake testing methods and will inform the development of national requirements to align with the increased brake performance standard set in the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (NHVIM).

10 August 2017

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA), in conjunction with the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA), has launched the Technical and Maintenance Conference 2017 (TMC) website and it is open for registration.

10 August 2017

The Australian Government should require new trucks and trailers to be fitted with stability control technology and should do it fast. The ATA and ALRTA made the call today, and released detailed technical recommendations to make the technology work in Australia’s harsh conditions.

03 August 2017

TruckSafe, which is managed by the Australian Trucking Association, is changing the name of the TruckCare module to the Animal Welfare Module. The new name is being celebrated at a launch in Yass, NSW, on Tuesday 15 August, and media are invited to attend.

01 August 2017

The Australian Trucking Association can today reveal the epic size of the tax office’s failure to consult about its decision to slash employee truck driver travel expenses.

28 July 2017

The Australian Taxation Office must reverse its decision to slash the amount it allows employee truck drivers to claim as travel expenses, the Chair of the ATA, Geoff Crouch, said today.

28 July 2017

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, should take over regulating toll road and landside port charges, the Chief Executive of the ATA, Ben Maguire, said today.

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