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28 February 2020

Proposed increases in the truck fuel tax and registration charges should be delayed until 1 July 2021.

30 January 2020

The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) should be amended to recognise accreditation schemes like TruckSafe, the ATA said in its response to the draft Productivity Commission report on national transport regulatory reform.

23 January 2020

The ATA welcomes a review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, raising two central issues.

20 December 2019

The ATA submission to the 2020-21 Federal Budget has called on Government to back small businesses, support regional Australia and deliver lower taxes.

05 December 2019

Urgent action is needed to improve industry safety, the ATA said in its submission to the Senate inquiry on the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry.

28 November 2019

The ATA’s submission to the Inquiry into growing Australian Agriculture to $100 billion by 2030 highlights the importance of trucking to agriculture.

15 November 2019

The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit makes several important findings on our freight networks and the challenges that they face. The findings by Infrastructure Australia highlight a number of issues and priorities that are well known to the Australian trucking industry.

The ATA submission to Infrastructure Australia, following the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, recommends that governments:

01 November 2019

Businesses certified under an approved accreditation scheme – such as TruckSafe – should be deemed to comply with their safety duties under the national truck laws, the ATA submission on assurance models to the national truck law review says.

24 October 2019

The Australian Government should prioritise delivery of a national High Productivity Freight Vehicle (HPFV) network, to reduce the emissions of the road transport task and incentivise the purchase of newer heavy vehicles with the latest emission standards.

09 October 2019

The Australian Government should mandate autonomous emergency braking for new trucks and extend mandatory electronic stability control to new rigid trucks.