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05 June 2018

The Australian Government’s decision to mandate stability control technology for a range of new trucks and trailers will save 126 lives and prevent 1,101 serious injuries in the coming years, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said today.

23 May 2018

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.

17 May 2018

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.

16 May 2018

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.

08 May 2018

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.

08 May 2018

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.

27 April 2018

The Australian Trucking Association ATA is not opposed to the introduction of voluntary electronic work diaries EWDs, once they meet appropriate conditions.

26 April 2018

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.

24 April 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.

24 April 2018

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has dismissed calls for reinstatement of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, following rallies from the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

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