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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.

16 October 2012

The Mechanical Services Manager for FBT Transwest in Victoria, John Schulze, is the 2012 winner of the Craig Roseneder Award for Technical and Maintenance Excellence in the Workshop.

16 October 2012

Truck technology and maintenance are the focus of attention for 200 trucking industry delegates this week, with the 2012 PACCAR & Dealer TMC now underway at the Automotive Centre of Excellence in the Melbourne docklands.

25 September 2012

The Business Tax Working Group’s proposal to remove the statutory effective life caps on trucks and trailers would make it harder for trucking businesses to upgrade their older trucks to safer and more environmentally friendly models, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

21 September 2012

The Australian Trucking Association has today announced the three finalists for the 2012 Craig Roseneder Award.

The Craig Roseneder Award recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the workshop by an individual, and celebrates the professionalism of the men and women who work behind the scenes in the trucking industry’s workshops.

21 September 2012

The trucking industry’s safety accreditation program, TruckSafe, is pleased to announce the appointment of NatRoad Chief Executive Officer Chris Melham to the TruckSafe Board.

TruckSafe is the trucking industry’s leader in business and risk management and is aimed at improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators nationwide. Trucking operators accredited under TruckSafe are twice as safe as non-accredited operators.

07 September 2012

The Australian Government’s National Land Freight Strategy will boost productivity and safety on the roads, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

04 September 2012

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the VicRoads Road to Respect campaign – which presents the ATA’s safety exhibition trailer, the Road Ahead, in an all-new livery.


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