The ATA has published a new technical advisory procedure providing general construction guidelines for heavy vehicle side underrun protection devices that comply with the UN ECE international standards for motor vehicles. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.
The 7 December 2012 issue of the Friday Facts features the winners of our Ice Road Truckers giveaway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.