Australia’s transport ministers have voted unanimously in favour of changes to the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme, which will come into effect when the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator begins operations in 2013. The details are in the latest issue of the Friday Facts.
Nominations for the 2012 Australian National Trucking Industry Awards are now open. These awards acknowledge and promote the commitment and achievements of individuals and organisations in all fields of endeavour throughout the road freight transport industry. The details are in today’s issue of the Friday Facts.
ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair called this week for police to issue a defect notice to any truck travelling more than 100 kilometers per hour on the flat, in response to media allegations about speed limiter tampering in the industry. The details are in today’s issue of the Friday Facts.
The ATA has today released its proposed amendments to the national truck laws. Under these amendments, the directors and managers of trucking businesses would have the same rights as other Australians: they would be innocent until proven guilty of offences under the laws.The details are in today’s issue of the Friday Facts, along with the chance to win a MegaTruckers gift pack!
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.