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07 October 2020

The introduction of temporary full expensing will drive trucking business investment and encourage the purchase of new, safer trucks and trailers, Chair of the Australian Trucking Association David Smith said today.

24 September 2020

The Australian Trucking Association has celebrated the achievements of outstanding industry businesses and individuals, with the presentation of the 2020 National Trucking Industry Awards.  

16 September 2020

The NSW and Australian governments should upgrade the Sheahan Bridge near Gundagai to improve the productivity and safety of Sydney’s supply chains

14 September 2020

The ATA has today welcomed the Australian Government’s move to increase domestic fuel storage capacity.

01 September 2020

The trucking industry strongly welcome proposed Labor amendments to the Payment Times Reporting Scheme, which would introduce penalties for big business who continue to pay their bills late, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair David Smith said today.

01 September 2020

The Australian Trucking Association and Big Rigs national transport newspaper have launched a new campaign today, amplifying the voice of Australia’s truck drivers.

31 August 2020

BlueScope requires a level of assurance that parties in its heavy vehicle supply chain recognised in the Heavy Vehicle National Law comply with the Master Industry Code of Practice. This may be through audit services such as TruckSafe or the Australian Logistics Council Master Code Auditing Service (AMCAS) accreditation.

26 August 2020

The Australian Government should not proceed with the 1 July 2021 superannuation guarantee increase.

24 August 2020

Owner of Kel Baxter Transport, Kel Baxter, has been reappointed as Chair of the ATA’s Industry Technical Council.

17 August 2020

Consistent, mandatory standards for truck rest areas are needed, Australian Trucking Association Chief of Staff Bill McKinley told a parliamentary inquiry today.


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