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03 August 2020

The trucking industry will continue its essential role of transporting Australia’s freight through the Victorian lockdown, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire said today.

31 July 2020

The NHVR has welcomed widespread industry support for a blueprint to support manufacturers and operators to incorporate the latest safety technology into new and existing heavy vehicles.

31 July 2020

Governments and the trucking industry are making progress on resolving the issues around testing interstate truck drivers for COVID-19 but more action is needed, Australian Trucking Association Chair David Smith said today.

30 July 2020

The ATA board was in crisis talks with the Deputy Prime Minister this morning following the collapse of an interstate agreement aimed at speeding the flow of freight.

29 July 2020

Australia’s governments have failed their COVID-19 test after days of confusion about how to screen interstate truck drivers, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire said today.

28 July 2020

A transport driver who saved the life of a fellow truckie has been honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian, after being tracked down on Facebook.

23 July 2020

A project aimed at enhancing drawbar trailer safety is now underway, led by the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council (ITC).

22 July 2020

The NHVR, ATA and its member associations have called on truck drivers to take a proactive approach to protecting themselves and the community to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

20 July 2020

The Australian Government’s extended Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme will support small and medium sized trucking businesses to keep operating through the COVID-19 crisis and invest in the future, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair David Smith said today.

16 July 2020

The Australian Government’s JobTrainer package will upskill jobseekers and school leavers, and encourage more skilled workers to join the trucking industry, ATA CEO Ben Maguire said today.

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