Improving the customer service experience for road users needs to be a central focus for governments’ management of the road network, the Chair of the ATA, Geoff Crouch, said this week.
The Australian and state governments must set a start date for the new truck laws scheduled to start in 2018, the Chair of the ATA, Geoff Crouch, said this week.
The ATA and the Australian Logistics Council are seeking more real-world input from trucking operators.
It’s to support the new master code of practice to help businesses comply with the Heavy Vehicle National Law, which will include a new primary safety duty from 2018.
Following extensive lobbying from the ATA, the Australian and state governments are reviewing truck driver training and licensing.
Last week, the ATA, ARTIO, NatRoad and TWU met with the ATO on behalf of members to voice concerns about slashing of meal allowances for truck drivers, and the ATO’s lack of consultation on the issue.
Trials of roller brake testing methods were conducted this week at Marulan Heavy Vehicle Testing Station ahead of next month’s end of transition arrangements in NSW.
The initiative was coordinated by the ATA, and involved Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
The ATA and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) have called on the Australian Government to mandate the fitting of stability control technology to new trucks and trailers. “It is a vital safety feature” ATA Chair, Geoff Crouch, said.
There are lessons to be learned from Western Australia’s good cop approach to supporting the trucking industry, ATA CEO Ben Maguire said today.
Ben visited WA this week for meetings with WARTA members, government agencies and freight experts.
“Having spent time with WARTA members this week, I can’t help but think a good cop approach would have many benefits,” Ben said.