The Australian Trucking Association and transport newspaper Big Rigs have launched a national campaign to encourage truck stops and roadhouses to keep their toilets, showers and driver lounges open.
The National Cabinet’s decision that truck stops can stay open recognises that truck drivers are essential workers and deserve support, Australian Trucking Association Chair Geoff Crouch said today.
The Australian Government’s new JobKeeper payments will support trucking businesses – including up to 28,900 owner drivers – that experience substantial falls in turnover, ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today.
Truck drivers must not be denied access to toilet and shower facilities, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair, Geoff Crouch said today.
The Australian, state and territory governments have confirmed the critical role of the freight sector, including trucking, in providing essential supplies of food, medicine and goods.
The NHVR, dangerous goods regulators and driver licensing authorities should extend all full-term truck driver medical certificates by six months, Australian Trucking Association Chair Geoff Crouch said today.
The ATA has thanked the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator for its response to industry feedback, in today announcing changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme medical and face-to-face audit requirements.
Trucking must be considered an essential industry in any plans for further business shutdowns.
The Government’s second coronavirus economic package will support trucking operators and deliver business confidence, Australian Trucking Association Chair Geoff Crouch said today.
The ATA has congratulated the NSW and Victorian governments on removing local government supermarket curfews, which will help the trucking industry and supermarkets restock.