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Mainfreight welcomed as ATA member

12 February 2019

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed global logistics provider, Mainfreight, as a corporate member. 

The ATA represents the 50,000 businesses and 211,500 people in the Australian trucking industry and officially voted in Mainfreight as a new member during a General Council meeting last Thursday. 

Mainfreight is a global logistics provider that offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding, with branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the United States. 

“Just like the ATA, the team at Mainfreight are very future-focused and will bring significant value to the wider ATA community,” ATA CEO Ben Maguire said. 

“Having also recently joined ATA member association SARTA, Mainfreight’s membership will strengthen our relationships and commitment to ensuring the industry remain safe, professional and viable,” he said. 

As an ATA member, Mainfreight can participate in the development of ATA policy, internal committees and the ATA General Council. 

Membership will also allow for future collaboration opportunities, including grassroots based conversations about safety, conferencing and networking with industry leaders. 

“Today we are visiting the Mainfreight Prestons depot to officially welcome them as a new member,” Mr Maguire said. 

“This is a great opportunity for Mainfreight to showcase their culture and business, giving the ATA team an insight into daily operations. 

“We’re also joined by NSW Police for an internal Coffee with a Cop event, our first for 2019. 

“Coffee with a Cop is a chance for Mainfreight staff to clarify issues and address concerns with police in a positive and informal way,” he said. 

Mainfreight first began operations in New Zealand in 1978. Investment in Australian operations began in 1989 driven by a desire to treat New Zealand and Australia as a single market. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight’s international global network with branches throughout Europe. 

Mainfreight’s culture is built on a 100-year vision, with all decisions made on the basis the company will be in operation for another 100 years. This shapes their approach to recruitment and training of team members, customer and supplier relationships and growth strategies 

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