The 10 February 2012 issue of the Friday Facts leads with the ATA’s call to slash B-double registration charges, but that’s not all. It reports on a new survey that shows one in three truck drivers have reduced their usual driving speed since 2009.
The directors and managers of trucking businesses should have the same rights as other Australians. They should be innocent until proven guilty of offences under the national truck laws, the ATA has told a parliamentary inquiry. The details are in today’s issue of the Friday Facts, along with the ATA’s application for a new modular AB triple route through New South Wales.
The ATA has congratulated Nola Bransgrove and Graeme Dyer, who were awarded Medals of the Order of Australia for services to road transport in the 2012 Australia Day Honours List. The details are in today’s issue of the Friday Facts, along with the winner of the 2012 convention competition – you’ll be amazed by his company’s rags to riches story.
The ATA has continued to work this week on two of the key issues for 2012: A-trailer charges and the national heavy vehicle laws. Today’s issue of the Friday Facts has the details.
National Transport Insurance (NTI) has warned that the number of single vehicle truck accidents involving rollovers or running off the road has more than doubled, today’s issue of the Friday Facts reports.
Today’s issue of the Friday Facts warns that time is running out to register for the 2012 Australian Trucking Convention and receive the $250 Christmas discount, as well as the chance to win back the cost of your registration.
Today’s issue of the Friday Facts newsletter features the launch of the 2012 Australian Trucking Convention and the ATA’s submission on the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.
Business conditions for trucking businesses outside the resource sector will remain weak, the forecasts in the Australian Government’s Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) show. A detailed analysis of the forecasts is available from ATA member associations.