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10 April 2013

The Australian Trucking Association will continue to focus on increasing the industry’s safety, professionalism and viability under its 2013-2015 strategic plan, released today.

10 April 2013

Two leaders of the Australian trucking industry, Geoff Crouch and Tim Knowles, were elected to the board of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual general meeting today.

03 April 2013

The Government should make an election commitment not to extend the carbon tax to trucking, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

03 April 2013

The existing road funding and planning system is broken, despite the serious efforts of the Australian Government to fix it, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

Mr Simon was launching an independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the road planning, funding and charging system.

27 March 2013

Easter should involve hot cross buns, not hot, cross travellers – slow down and take regular rest breaks, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

25 March 2013

The trucking industry has today congratulated Anthony Albanese and Catherine King on their appointments to expanded roles in the Australian Government.

The Prime Minister has announced that she will recommend to the Governor-General that Minister Albanese be commissioned as Minister for Regional Development and Local Government in addition to his existing responsibilities.

15 March 2013

Frank Black (Arcidiaco) of Coopers Plains, Queensland, has been re-elected as the owner driver representative on the ATA’s General Council.

15 March 2013

Trucking operators now have the chance to bid on a state-of-the-art curtainsider trailer with unique promotional artwork, thanks to the 2013 ATA trailer tender.

08 March 2013

To celebrate International Women’s Day today, the Australian Trucking Association is calling for nominations for its National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year Award.

This award is one of the annual National Trucking Industry Awards, which are presented each year by the ATA.

06 March 2013

A trucking business with a hundred employees is struggling. Its major customers have insisted on a rate cut and its costs are rising. Its costs will go up even further when the carbon tax starts in July 2014.

Delegates at Trucking Australia 2013 will work in teams to develop a turnaround plan for this business. Trucking Australia 2013 will be held at Hamilton Island on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June.


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