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30 November 2012

The use of profile line markings (such as rumble strips) can reduce run off road crashes by as much as 40 per cent, according to a new report released this week by Austroads.

Profile markings were also shown to reduce head-on collisions by 30 per cent when used to mark the centreline of a road. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

23 November 2012

The ATA has appointed the 2012 National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year, Roz Shaw, as the Chair of its Skills and Workforce committee. For further details, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

16 November 2012

The trucking industry will have a say in how it will be taxed, after Australia’s transport ministers decided last week to appoint an industry representative to the board of Heavy Vehicle Charging and Investment Reform (HVCI). For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

09 November 2012

The ATA and other industry bodies have supported the tax office’s plan to simplify road user charge refund claims from refrigerated trailer and other operators. For more information, read this edition of the Friday Facts.

02 November 2012

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport has released a discussion paper as part of a review to update the current Australian Design Rule (ADR) 80/03 emission control for heavy vehicles standard. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

26 October 2012

In a win for the ATA and its members, the Government’s Business Tax Working Group has backed down on its proposal to change the depreciation arrangements for trucks and trailers, as well as its other proposed business tax savings. Read this edition of the Friday Facts for the details.

19 October 2012

The Mechanical Services Manager for FBT Transwest in Victoria, John Schulze, is the 2012 winner of the Craig Roseneder Award for Technical and Maintenance Excellence in the Workshop. For more information, see this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

12 October 2012

Australia Post Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour yesterday announced that the government corporation would invest more than $2 billion to transform its national logistics network and deliver a new range of digital services. For more information, see this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

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