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16 November 2017

Sixty thousand trucks have now rolled off Volvo Group Australia’s production line in Wacol, Queensland. It’s a magnificent achievement, and more Australians need to know about it, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said today.

27 October 2017

The tax office has fixed truck driver meal allowances, following close consultations with the ATA, its members and other trucking industry associations.

In July, the tax office announced that employee truck drivers would only be able to claim $55.30 per day in meal allowances without detailed receipts.

25 October 2017

Road Freight NSW––the peak industry organisation representing trucking operators in NSW––will become an independent organisation from 1 January 2018 to better serve its NSW membership base.

25 October 2017

The first step in the Government’s road funding reforms must be to fix the overcharging of truck and bus operators, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said today.

Truck and bus operators will be overcharged by $343 million in 2017-18. As a result, truck fuel and registration charges are too high.

18 October 2017

The technical experts behind the Australian trucking industry were recognised for their hard work and professionalism at the Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner in Melbourne this evening, 17 October.

18 October 2017

Melbourne based truck driver Steve Bolton is the latest recipient of the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award.

17 October 2017

The current series of tragic truck crashes has to stop. Transport operators need to talk to their people about driver distraction, industry trainer Ian Pendered said today.

Mr Pendered has been in the industry for more than 45 years as a driver, business owner and now trainer.

“We recently have had a series of tragic accidents—and I mean tragic accidents,” Mr Pendered said.

11 October 2017

A stolen fertiliser truck that crashed into a building at Singleton in the Hunter Valley today is a wake-up call for drivers to secure their vehicles at all times, says Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire.

10 October 2017

The Australian Trucking Association will bring new thinking to old challenges in the Tech Truck Hackathon at Trucking Australia in April 2018.

09 October 2017

An independent review of truck safety accreditation programs will boost safety and fairness for operators and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


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