With Christmas just around the corner, the Australian Trucking Association is offering the perfect Christmas present to Trucking Australia 2014 delegates - the chance to win free event accommodation worth more than $600.
From Monday 9 to Friday 13 December, students at Deniliquin High School will get a truckie’s eye view of the road in the ATA Safety Truck for the Deniliquin driver education week.
Deniliquin High School driver education Committee Chair Jenny Fellows said the program included sessions on first aid, driver training and what happens in the aftermath of a crash.
The TruckSafe safety accreditation program is proud to welcome its newest accredited member, Unanderra Tanker Hire (NSW).
Unanderra Tanker Hire specialises in the transport of bulk chemicals and liquid waste products throughout metro and regional NSW, and also operates along the eastern seaboard from Queensland to Victoria.
Trucking operators should check their trucks and prime movers to confirm that applying their park brake activates the spring brakes on any connected trailers. Trucking operators should only purchase vehicles where applying the park brake activates the spring brakes on connected trailers.
The National Transport Commission (NTC) should work on simplifying the heavy vehicle national law to improve road safety, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.
The Australian Government should set up a government-industry taskforce to review the vehicle standards and other regulations that prevent the trucking industry from increasing its energy efficiency, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.
Mr St Clair was releasing the ATA’s submission on the Government’s plan to establish an Emissions Reductions Fund to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Registrations are now open for Trucking Australia 2014, the Australian Trucking Association’s national event where operators can have their say and make a difference to the industry.
Trucking Australia 2014 will be held on Hamilton Island on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June 2014.
The Australian Trucking Association’s new look Safety Truck has been unveiled, with its first public appearance at the Newcastle Road Transport Awareness Day yesterday.
The NSW Senior Asset Supervisor for Boral Logistics, Wayne Merrick, is the 2013 winner of the Craig Roseneder Award for Technical and Maintenance Excellence in the Workshop. The father of the Australian B-double, Bob Pearson, is the first winner of a new award, the Castrol Vecton Industry Achievement Award.
Businesses and their senior managers should be made accountable for truck maintenance by extending the chain of responsibility laws, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.