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18 December 2012

NSW based Macquarie Valley Transport and Queensland business Australian Heavy Logistics are finishing the year on a high note, having been accepted as the newest members of the TruckSafe industry safety accreditation program.

13 December 2012

Thanks to Cummins South Pacific, three people will enjoy a trip to Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays to attend Trucking Australia 2013. Each winner can also bring a guest to the ATA Foundation Sponsors Awards Dinner, Kenworth Legends Luncheon and BPW BBQ.

Trucking Australia 2013 is the Australian Trucking Association’s new national event, which will be held on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2013.

13 December 2012

Owner drivers and the operators of small trucking fleets will go to the polls in early 2013 to elect two representatives on the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association.

Nominations and voter registration will open on 14 January 2013 and close on 11 February 2013.

07 December 2012

The trucking industry’s safety accreditation program, TruckSafe, is pleased to announce its newest members Mainfreight Albury and Ballarat.

The Mainfreight (NZSX: MFT) name is well known, with its international network of road, rail, sea and air transport stretching through America, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

06 December 2012

Registrations are now open for Trucking Australia 2013, a new event from the Australian Trucking Association that will give delegates the opportunity to make a difference to the industry’s future.

The event will be held at Hamilton Island on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2013.

22 November 2012

The ATA has appointed the 2012 National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year, Roz Shaw, as the Chair of its Skills and Workforce committee.
Mrs Shaw is the CEO of Hawkins Transport in Queensland.

21 November 2012

The trucking industry’s safety accreditation program, TruckSafe, is pleased to announce its newest member, GBR Transport.
GBR Transport is fully Australian owned company with a fleet of 12 prime movers, 6 refrigerated trailers and 6 refrigerated rigid trucks based in Carrum Downs, Victoria.

16 November 2012

The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed the appointment of Richard Hancock as the first chief executive of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Mr Hancock was previously the director of the NHVR Project Office, the body responsible for getting the regulator and the Heavy Vehicle National Laws established.

12 November 2012

The trucking industry will have a say in how it will be taxed, after Australia’s transport ministers decided on Friday to appoint an industry representative to the board of Heavy Vehicle Charging and Investment Reform (HVCI).

The HVCI project aims to develop a new system for charging the trucking industry for its use of the roads, as well as helping governments make better decisions about road funding.

25 October 2012

In a win for the Australian Trucking Association and its members, the Government’s Business Tax Working Group has backed down on its proposal to change the depreciation arrangements for trucks and trailers, as well as its other proposed business tax savings.


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