The ATA supports proposed amendments to the PBS directional stability under braking standard, but it needs to be clearer.
The Australian Government should invest an extra $5 billion over ten years to fix freight roads, dangerous level crossings and to build more rest areas for truck drivers.
The truck driver fatigue laws should be fixed to deliver simpler work diaries, sensible enforcement, fairer penalties and greater safety for smaller trucks, the ATA submission to the National Transport Commission’s October 2023 consultation regulation impact statement on reforms to the Heavy Vehicle National Law says.
The Australian standard for rolling stock lighting and visibility should include comprehensive requirements for additional lighting, including flashing visibility beacons.
Safety and productivity should feature more prominently as core pillars of the next National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, the ATA submission to the review of the current strategy says.
Parliament should pass the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 with amendments, the ATA submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committee inquiry into the bill says.
The Safe Work Australia crane licence review could see potentially damaging and easily avoidable outcomes for those operating vehicle loading cranes. We have thoughts on the best approach.
Wheel chocks should not be required for Australian dangerous goods vehicles, the ATA says in this submission to the NTC’s comprehensive review of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.
Trucking Australia - the Report is a snapshot of the industry in 2023. The industry finds itself at a pivotal moment with the burden of the last few years, unresolved long-term problems and future technology and transition challenges.
Australia’s transport ministers should freeze heavy vehicle charges in 2023-24 and increase them 2.75 per cent in each of 2024-25 and 2025-26, the ATA’s response to a December 2022 consultation report on these charges says.