The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has called for major changes to the guidelines for building truck rest areas as access to toilets, lighting and water have been classified as ‘desirable’, not a requirement.
The truck driver licensing system is an insult to Australia’s expert, hard working truck drivers and must be fixed, the CEO of the Australian Trucking Association, Ben Maguire, said today.
An independent, agile and wide-ranging review of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is needed urgently and must gain the support of transport ministers, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire said today.
The Australian Government should prioritise safety and road access as it rolls out the $24.5 billion in new infrastructure spending announced in the budget, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said this evening.
The Australian Government only expects to spend $46.4 million of its $60 million budget for truck rest areas and other productivity projects in 2017-18, the Australian Trucking Association can reveal tonight.
The Australian Trucking Association ATA is not opposed to the introduction of voluntary electronic work diaries EWDs, once they meet appropriate conditions.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has backed a Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry recommendation to pass the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack has shown his support for the Australian trucking industry, in a keynote speech at the Australian Trucking Association’s Trucking Australia conference, held in Canberra on April 18-20.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has dismissed calls for reinstatement of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, following rallies from the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
A quick acting Coffs Harbour tow truck driver has been awarded the Australian Trucking Association’s highly coveted Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award - recognising his efforts in saving a woman’s life in January.