TMC 2012 will present a compelling mix of technical forums and hands-on product training workshops, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.
Nominations for the 2012 Craig Roseneder Award are now open. The 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.
The trucking industry across Australia is revving up for the TruckWeek celebrations, with new events listed this week for Loxton, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo and online.
The Alice Springs Road Transport Historical Society will join the celebrations for TruckWeek 2012 with their annual Truckie’s ReUnion, held at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame from 23-26 August.
ATA NSW, the rt health fund and the Sydney Ports Corporation, along with TWU Super and Patrick Stevedores, will join together to celebrate TruckWeek 2012 with a free sausage sizzle and health checks for truck drivers at Port Botany from 7-8am on 20-24 August.
The celebrity sausage sizzlers will include Grant Gilfillan, CEO and Director and Sydney Ports, and ATA NSW Manager Jill Lewis, who will listen to what drivers have to say about the port facilities and other issues.
Every trucking business will be able to show Australia how trucking delivers, with the launch of TruckWeek 2012 – a week of trucking industry events from 19-25 August 2012.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has today congratulated industry leader Mike Almond, who was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Trucking businesses should review their costs and freight rates ahead of the introduction of the carbon tax and the 2.4 cents per litre increase in their fuel tax on 1 July 2012, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.
Although trucking businesses will not pay carbon tax on the fuel they use on public roads until 1 July 2014, they will still face increased costs from 1 July 2012 as their suppliers increase their prices.
The Australian Trucking Association has honoured Australia’s top truck driver and other leading industry figures in the 2012 National Trucking Industry Awards.
The awards were presented at the ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Dinner at the Rosehill Gardens Event Centre in Parramatta on Friday.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the Government’s budget announcement that it will spend an extra $140 million on truck rest areas and other productivity measures over the seven years from 2012-13 to 2018-19.
The Chairman of ATA, David Simon, said the announcement would help reduce the shortfall in the number of truck rest areas on the road system.