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01 March 2013

The Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, will address the National Press Club in Canberra on 3 April 2013.
As part of his speech, Mr Simon will release a major report into road funding and how the trucking industry is charged for its use of the road system.

22 February 2013

The fuel used to run sleeper cab air conditioners in long distance trucks should be exempt from fuel tax, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

Mr St Clair was releasing the ATA’s submission to the tax office on fuel tax credits for auxiliary equipment fitted to trucks and trailers such as refrigeration units and cement mixers.

18 February 2013

The Australian Government’s decision to fund a new Co-operative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity has the potential to reduce the number of fatigue related truck crashes, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

15 February 2013

Trucking operators across Australia will start voting next week to elect the owner driver representative on the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), the peak body representing the industry.

13 February 2013

The TruckSafe industry safety accreditation program is proud to welcome Formula Chemicals (NSW) as its newest accredited member.

Formula Chemicals is one of Australia’s largest, privately owned chemical companies. Founded in 1973, Formula Chemicals provides a wide range of industrial and water treatment chemicals to clients from Albury to Taree.

11 February 2013

The Australian Trucking Association would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of the Chief Executive of the National Transport Commission, Nick Dimopoulos.

31 January 2013

Nominations for the 2013 National Trucking Industry Awards are now open. These prestigious awards honour the commitment and achievements of individuals and organisations in all fields of endeavour throughout the road freight transport industry.

24 January 2013

The Australian Trucking Association has today paid tribute to the outgoing managing director of PACCAR Australia, Joe Rizzo. After 35 years with PACCAR Australia, Mr Rizzo announced his retirement this week. He will leave the company in March. PACCAR Australia manufactures Kenworth trucks in Melbourne and imports DAF medium and heavy duty trucks.

21 January 2013

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) opened its doors this morning after two decades of lobbying by the Australian Trucking Association and other industry bodies.

The NHVR now runs the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme and Performance Based Standards; it will gain further regulatory responsibilities after the states joining the national scheme pass enabling legislation.

14 January 2013

The trucking industry’s 2013 elections are underway, with nominations and voter registrations now open.

In the election, owner drivers and the operators of small trucking fleets will elect two representatives to the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association, the peak body representing the industry.

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