Nominations for the 2012 Craig Roseneder Award are now open. One of the prestigious National Trucking Industry Awards, this award recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the workshop by an individual, and celebrates the professionalism of the men and women who work behind the scenes in the trucking industry’s workshops. For more information, see this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
The Alice Springs Road Transport Historical Society will join the celebrations for TruckWeek 2012 with their annual Truckie’s ReUnion, held at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame from 23-26 August. For more information, see this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
Truck and bus operators would be overtaxed by almost $1.3 billion in 2012-13 if every government had put in place the NTC’s plan for registration charges, a new report from the Australian Trucking Association shows. The details are in this week’s Friday Facts.
The fuel tax credit that can be claimed by trucking operators decreased 2.4 cents per litre, from 15.043 to 12.643 cents per litre, on 1 July. The details are in this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
ATA NSW, the rt health fund and the Sydney Ports Corporation, along with TWU Super and Patrick Stevedores, will join together to celebrate TruckWeek 2012 with a free sausage sizzle and health checks for truck drivers at Port Botany from 7- 8am on 20-24 August. The details are in this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
Should the fuel used to power trailer refrigeration units be subject to the road user charge?
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal this week considered an important test case, Linfox v Commissioner of Taxation. Mark Richmond SC, instructed by Deloitte, acted for Linfox. The details are in this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
The peak body for Queensland lawyers, the Queensland Law Society, has joined the ATA’s call for amendments to the planned national truck laws to restore the principle that defendants are innocent until proven guilty. The details are in this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
Trucking businesses should review their costs and freight rates ahead of the introduction of the carbon tax and the 2.4 cents per litre increase in the fuel tax on 1 July 2012, ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair said today. The details are in the Friday Facts.