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09 June 2020

The extension of the $150,000 instant asset write off will enable trucking businesses to invest in safer equipment and support the industry’s suppliers, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire and Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia CEO Todd Hacking said today.

05 June 2020

The Australian Government should extend the increased instant asset write off from its current end date, 30 June 2020, to the end of the year, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) said today.

04 June 2020

Australia’s governments must immediately rule out a public service proposal to tax trucks and benefit the rail system, Australian Trucking Association Chair David Smith said today.

21 May 2020

Latest truck crash statistics have highlighted the need for urgent action on safety, education and improved infrastructure, Chair of the ATA, David Smith said.

20 May 2020

South Australian trucking operator David Smith was elected as the new Chair of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) at the organisation’s annual general meeting today.

19 May 2020

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC), Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) and Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) say the NSW Government has failed to address the concerns of the freight industry and local residents in its response to submissions received on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Major Development Plan (MDP) for Sydney Gateway.

15 May 2020

Geoff Crouch will retire as the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association at the organisation’s annual general meeting on 20 May 2020.

13 May 2020

The ATA has welcomed the Government’s move to disclose the payment times offered by big businesses.

13 May 2020

The ATA is urging drivers to double down on safety, after the NSW Police publicised dashcam footage of a dangerous driving incident on the Hume Highway at Menangle.

08 May 2020

The ATA is calling on Sika Australia to ‘Keep them Open’, after confirmation the company is refusing truck driver access to on-site toilet facilities.

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