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The ATA’s direct members include transport industy associations, national logistics businesses and firms with leading expertise in truck and trailer technology through the ATA Industry Technical Council.

The ATA urges all trucking businesses to join an ATA member association. 

These associations represent their members and provide and a range of members benefits as well. By joining an ATA association, every trucking business, no matter how large or small, can have a say in the direction of the trucking industry.

See below for more information about ATA membership options and how to join.

The Australian Furniture Removers’ Association (AFRA) is the peak authority on skills and standards for the removals industry in Australia.

AFRA accreditation certifies that a business meets its standards in all aspects of the removals industry, and AFRA runs sophisticated marketing and PR campaigns to encourage consumers to use its member companies.

For people planning to move house, using an AFRA accredited removalist is an assurance that the move will be done smoothly and professionally.

To become a member of AFRA, a business must carry public liability insurance, undergo an audit of its procedures and paperwork and have approved premises, amongst other criteria.

AFRA supports its members by providing free member-only online services, and organises staff training programs, including courses in carton packing and unpacking, furniture handling, removals documentation and OH&S.

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters’ Association (ALRTA) represents more than 900 hardworking road transport companies.

ALRTA is a national network, made up of state-level associations from every part of Australia.

ALRTA works with governments at all levels, industry groups, community organisations, regulators and the media to ensure that rural trucking is protected and promoted as a sustainable, responsible and safe contributor to rural and regional Australia and its primary industries.

NatRoad, the National Road Transport Association, was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association and the National Transport Federation decided to combine their respective strengths.

In 2008, NatRoad amalgamated with the Australian Road Train Association becoming Australia’s largest trucking association, representing all long distance and regionally-based operators.

NatRoad is a not-for-profit association overseen by a board of directors who all run trucking businesses.

The NT Road Transport Association (NTRTA) is a non-profit body representing the Road Transport Industry in the Northern Territory and its Associates.

NTRTA operates under the guidance of an elected executive committee, who in turn relies on information from the general membership.

The association’s membership represents all sectors of the Northern Territory transport industry including companies, suppliers, owner/drivers and drivers.

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) is the principal trucking industry association in Queensland, with members servicing all sectors of the urban, regional and long distance freight industry.

The QTA is committed to providing its members with an extensive range of high quality services. The association provides professional representation and consultancy services for all transport operators.

Road Freight NSW is the state representative organisation for road freight transport operators in NSW.

It was formed in 2007 by the Australian Trucking Association as ATANSW.

Today, Road Freight NSW provides professional information and advisory services to help keep NSW trucking companies’ operations safe, compliant and profitable.

Road Freight NSW is focused on providing strong member advocacy.

The South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA) was formed in 1908 as the Masters Carriers’ Association.

Since then, the association has grown in stature, and in membership, and today SARTA is the peak industry body for road transport in South Australia.

SARTA provides a high level of professional services to its members and represents the industry generally when lobbying the government for improved conditions on and off the road.

The Tasmanian Transport Association is the peak association for the Tasmanian transport industry, providing representation and member services to its members across all modes of transport. It reflects the special issues confronted by local transport operators due to Tasmania’s isolation, geography and decentralisation

Operational since 2012, Transafe WA is a not-for-profit industry initiative with the vision of aiding the delivery of safer transport industry workplaces and roads by fostering and promoting safer practices. Transafe WA’s core activity is to deliver regular free safety forums throughout WA that provide an effective information exchange for all industry stakeholders, and are designed to lead to stronger relationships, continuous improvement and a reduction of incidents.

The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has been in existence as a trade union for over 120 years and these days, represents 85,000 members throughout Australia in the transport industry.

The union covers men and women working in aviation, oil, waste management, gas, road transport, passenger vehicles and freight logistics.

The TWU is widely acknowledged to be proactive in establishing industry standards that improve the lives of transport workers and their families.

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has more than 800 members from all sectors of the transport and logistics industry.

The VTA has a dedicated business focus, and possesses the market knowledge and contacts that enable members to capitalise on the current commercial and regulatory environment.

The VTA’s industry role lies in influencing, communicating and responding to the challenges of industry and of business in general. In fulfilling this role the VTA accesses an extensive industry network.

The Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) is Western Australia’s peak road transport industry body for private freight and passenger vehicle operators.

WARTA represents all members, including freight forwarders, furniture removers, long distance, heavy and bulk haulage operators, accredited pilots, recovery operators, school bus contractors, charter operators and waste managers.


Australia Post is one of the country’s best known and respected companies, delivering mail across Australia every day.

Australia Post plays a leading role within the transport industry, operating one of the largest and most energy efficient fleets in the country.

To reduce the environmental impact of its transportation operations, Australia Post has considered everything from the use of alternative fuels and fuel efficiency initiatives, to wind drag and variable vehicle sizes.

Boral is one of Australia’s largest and most experienced construction materials suppliers.

Boral professionally managers a diverse range of resources in an environmentally responsible manner to ensure a sustainable supply of products well into the next century.

Committed to providing customers with a reliable supply of quality products, Boral has invested in the most advanced plant and equipment, and progressive work practices.


With over 40 years’ experience in the driver training market, the Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA), a division of Wodonga TAFE, is regarded as Australia’s leading post-licence driver excellence training provider.  In response to the many difficulties faced by companies when striving to maximise these factors, DECA has created a range of Driver Excellence Programs that have objective measures and target results influencing business’ ongoing success.


DGL (Aust) Pty Ltd was formed in 2000 to provide a national level of personalised service in the areas of contract fleet and warehouse logistics. The company’s head office is located in Brisbane but their fleet operates throughout Australia and New Zealand. Its warehouse operations are based in all states of Australia and cater for dangerous, hazardous, non-dangerous, food grade, specific controlled temperature and general products.

DGL’s mission statement is:

·         To provide the highest standard of services to their customers, without compromising on health and safety;

·         To be the preferred supplier of services to their customers within their capabilities; and

·         To seek to improve continually, whatever they do.

DGL is a member of the Victorian Transport Association.

The K&S Corporation is a multi-model transport and logistics service provider.

K&S’ core business is in the management of complex supply chains where linehaul and local transport, export, wharf cartage, bulk transport and storage play key roles. 

Their supply chain design philosophy is based on the principles of simplicity, integration and partnering arrangements that continually drive improvements for K&S and their clients.

The Scott Group of Companies commenced operations in 1952, when founder, the late Allan Scott AO, arrived in Mount Gambier to commence his trucking empire.

Today the group has extensive sales and employs over 950 people.

Scott’s is a privately-owned, highly diversified portfolio of business units in the fields of transport, contract warehouse and distribution, fuel distributor and service stations, media and pastoral properties.


Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association

AJM Transport

ashdown ingram


ARRB Group

Bandag Manufacturing

Barker Trailers

Barkwood Consulting Pty Ltd

Bisitecniks Pty Ltd

Boral Transport Limited

Border-Crane Consultants

BP Australia

BPW Transpec




CIMC Vehicle Australia

CMV Group

Continental Tyres

Cummins South Pacific

Don Watson Transport

Eaton Vehicle Group

Fibreglass Transport Equipment


Future Fleet

Fuwa K Hitch

G.J Trans-Training

Goodyear Dunlop

Haulmark Trailers Australia

Hendrickson Asia Pacific


John L Pierce

Jost Australia

K&S Freighters




Knorr-Bremse Australia



McKay Forensic Investigations 

MaxiTRANS Industries

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific

Michelin Australia

National Transport Commission

National Transport Insurance

Pearson’s Transport Resource Centre

Penske Power Systems



Precision Fleet Maintenance



Speedie Contractors


Vehicle Inspection Systems

Wabco Australia

Western Star Trucks

Wimmera Truck & Bus Centre


Corporate membership

  • a seat at the table to guide the ATA’s industry policies
  • lobbying and policy development on national issues, guided by your input through the ATA’s council and policy committees
  • updates for your management and staff about national issues
  • speaking opportunities at the annual Australian Trucking Convention and Technical and Maintenance Conference, to get your message out to the industry
  • access to the members’ edition of the ATA’s weekly newsletter, the Friday Facts
  • access to the ATA’s online resource library for your staff, including exclusive content.

Association membership

  • a seat at the table to guide the ATA’s industry policies
  • lobbying and policy development on the national issues of concern to your members, guided by your input through the ATA’s council and policy committees
  • grassroots advocacy material that you can provide your members as an added service
  • regular updates and shell articles for your member newsletter or website
  • access for your members to the members’ edition of the ATA’s weekly newsletter, the Friday Facts
  • access for your members to the ATA’s online resource library, including exclusive content.

ITC membership

  • be recognised for your leadership in truck and trailer technology and maintenance
  • exchange technical information and ideas with vehicle designers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and maintenance specialists
  • provide input to the ATA on vehicle standards and other technical issues
  • participate in the development of the ATA’s technical advisory procedures and other policies
  • updates for your management and staff about national issues
  • access to the members’ edition of the ATA’s weekly newsletter, the Friday Facts
  • access for your staff to the ATA’s online resource library, including exclusive content.

Corporate membership

To apply for corporate membership, contact the ATA. Under the ATA constitution, a corporate member of the ATA must also be a member of a member association.

Association membership

To sign your association up to the ATA and get more benefits to offer your members, contact the ATA.

Industry Technical Council membership

Download the membership information kit, fill in the application form and fax it to the ATA on (02) 6253 6999.

Join an ATA member association

To join an ATA association, choose the association that is right for you and visit its website for the details of how to apply.