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The Industry Technical Council (ITC) is a working committee of the Australian Trucking Association. The ITC’s role is to enhance the trucking industry’s safety, professionalism and viability by providing technical input and best practice advice to the ATA. Established in 1995, the ITC and its members work to advance technical excellence in the trucking industry.

ITC performs a unique service in the Australian trucking industry by bringing operators, suppliers, engineers and other specialists together in a long-term discussion forum. Its members provide expert and independent advice in the field to inform the work of the ITC. The outcomes from ITC work to benefit ITC stakeholders and the industry at large by raising technical and maintenance standards, and improving the operational safety of the heavy vehicle sector.

The major published output of the ITCTechnical Advisory Procedures and Safety Alerts are documents developed by the ITC containing technical advice on a range of industry issues. TAPs refer to best practice industry techniques to give guidance on various installation and maintenance processes for safe, optimum component performance. Safety alerts are a shorter safety focused document.

The ITC makes technical recommendations to the ATA’s General Council, policy committees, and the ATA secretariat. ITC members may also be nominated to represent the ATA and the trucking industry on government and Standards Australia technical committees.

A highlight each year is the annual Technology and Maintenance Conference, which brings together suppliers, workshop engineers and workshop managers to hear about and discuss the latest in technology and maintenance issues impacting the trucking industry. The ATA ITC is involved in developing each year’s conference program. 

For more information or to join, view the ITC Membership Kit.

 

ITC Members

AJM Transport is a family owned and operated business specialising in inter-state express freight and warehousing.

ashdown ingram is Australia and New Zealand’s largest distributor of automotive electrical and thermal control parts to the independent automotive aftermarket. With more of the world’s most respected and sought after products available under one roof, they are the home of leading brands.

Established in 1974, Barker Trailers manufactures from two Victorian plants in Woodend and Maryborough, with total factory size of over 30,000 square metres.

Their loyal client base is proud to support Australian made, locally manufactured customer trailers, with no compromise to strength or quality.

Barkwood Consulting Pty Ltd

Bisitecniks Pty Ltd

Boral Transport Limited is the largest integrated construction materials and building products manufacturer and supplier across the full range of building and construction markets.

With an extensive network of concrete, asphalt and manufacturing sites across Australia, Boral’s leading position is underpinned by around 1 billion tonnes of quarry reserves strategically located close to key markets.

Border-Crane Consultants specialises in the sales, installation, scheduled maintenance, repairs, spare parts, Australian Standard certification, third party annual inspections, assessment for continued safe service and compliance for cranes and vehicle loading systems, access and high risk plant and equipment. 

BCC is a NHVR / VicRoads approved Heavy Vehicle Modification Signatory for the Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme (VASS). 

BP Australia is engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas; and the refining, transportation and selling of petroleum and lubricant products.

BPW Transpec is renowned for the supply of world-class proven equipment for the road transport, mining, and agricultural industries. With a history approaching 60 years, BPW Transpec is focused on being the ‘right’ choice for our most valued assets – their customers.

The Bridgestone brand has a global reputation as the tyre industry market leader, renowned for producing quality products and being at the forefront of technology, innovation and continuous improvement. 

Established in the early 1950s, Camsons is a 100% family owned company.

Camsons has a working knowledge of products and services through experience and understands special needs, providing a high standard of customer service.

Castrol is the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers across the world.

CHS Broadbent operates modern grain receival facilities based at Ballarat, Lakaput and Lake Bolac in the Western District of Victoria, Jondaryan and Toowoomba in Southern Queensland and Moree in Northern NSW.

CHS Broadbent is equipped to handle all grain supply chain requirements from bulk storage of grains and oilseeds, the road transport of bulk commodities, containerisation of grain including packing and delivery to Port. 

As a global leading manufacturer of road transportation vehicles, CIMC Vehicle Australia provides customers with a wide range of special-purpose vehicles along with key auto parts and sales service.

From a staff of five in 1934, the CMV Group now runs substantial operations in automotive dealerships and agriculture predominately in South Australia and Victoria, employing more than 1,400 staff. CMV also administers the CMV Group Foundation, a charitable trust which channels the Group’s distributable profit back into the community through donations to worthy causes.

Since their foundation in 1871, Continental Tyres has worked for one ultimate goal: to bring safety to the streets without compromising driving comfort or pleasure. Early inventions included the world’s first tyre with tread pattern in 1904, to the visionary eContact electric vehicle tyre range and our technological automotive innovations – we constantly develop our expertise in mobility, transport and processing. 

Cummins South Pacific is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cummins Inc., a global power leader. Founded in 1919, Cummins today is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia markets and supports Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso brands with a vast dealership network that spans the country. Daimler is one of the world’s most successful companies and is the single largest producer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Company founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in 1886 and produced the world’s first truck in 1896.

Don Watson Transport is one of Australia’s leading refridgerated logistics companies, that develops strategic relationships with customers from day one, ensuring that not only do they understand customers’ needs, but also providing them with affordable on-time reliability.

Fibreglass Transport Equipment is a proudly Australian owned and operated company with production facilities located in Dandenong South, Victoria.  With over 40 years building moulded fibreglass trailers and rigid bodies, they are regarded in the industry as the number one in design, durability and superior temperature control.  They work closely with their clients to deliver an outstanding product customised precisely to their individual requirements.  Their reputation depends on providing a great solution that is backed with full technical support and a comprehensive repair facility.  Put simply, they are the number one in temperature controlled road transport equipment.

Fleet-Pro Mechanical can offer both on-site & off-site servicing to ensure they can meet repair and maintenance requirements. They use an industry recognised computer system that allows them to manage both customer history and preventative maintenance requirements. They can provide reports on fleet expenditure as they are required and can even deliver the information by email.

A reliable and locally operated company, Fuel Distributors of Western Australia is a major supplier of quality fuels and lubricants, committed to servicing the Perth metro area and rural Western Australia. Based in Kwinana, approximately 30 minutes south of Perth, FDWA has depots and delivery vehicles throughout Western Australia, supplying customers with the highest quality product when and where required.

Future Fleet is one of Australia’s leading providers of advanced telematics fleet management systems, driver safety and GPS vehicle, asset and trailer tracking solutions to the transport and logistics industry.

Future Fleet offers a total fleet management solution for transport operators helping to combat driver fatigue, improve driver safety and driver behaviour, whilst streamlining operations and increasing productivity.

 Starting out as a specialised designer and supplier of transport components to the Western Australian mining and transport industries, Fuwa K Hitch has expanded to become a leading supplier of trailing equipment to the Australian transport industry.

With a strong focus on product research and development, FUWA is working tirelessly to improve their designs and manufacturing techniques.

G.J Trans-Training is a training company that specialises in the training of truck drivers within the transport industry, including licence upgrades, load restraint, NHVAS registered services, and transport and logistics industry skills training.

Goodyear Dunlop is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

Established in 1963, Haulmark Trailers Australia manufactures and designs high quality Semi Trailers in Queensland, Australia. Their head office is located in Brisbane with a branch also located in Darwin. Over the years, Haulmark has built and enviable reputation due to our proven track record for trailers built to handle the harsh operating conditions of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. 

Every day, Hendrickson Asia Pacific suspensions carry countless tons of freight on and off the highways of the Asia Pacific Region. For over 45 years Hendrickson has been the leading supplier of springs, suspensions and axles to suit rigid trucks, prime movers buses and trailers of many fleets throughout the region.

John L Pierce currently operate 150 trucks employing in excess of 330 people. Their vision is to achieve for our clients, a superior distribution service through the delivery of dedicated innovative logistics.

Jost Australia prides itself on the high level of technical assistance it provides to customers, with an excellent after-sale service, backed by a nationwide supply network with warehouse distribution in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. With a strong customer focus, their fully trained staff are available to assist customers at all times and will also provide specialised product training for staff if required. 

Kelvin Baxter Transport is a family owned and operated business, located in the Southern Riverina town of Berrigan NSW. Kelvin Baxter the founder of Baxter’s Transport and his family have been involved in the farming and grain transportation industry for many years.

Today, the company’s fleet consists of forty-five Prime Movers and trailer combinations to configure to B-Doubles, Road Trains, B Triple, AB Triples, Quad dogs and Quin dogs.

K&S Freighters

 

Knorr-Bremse is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking and control systems for commercial vehicles and supplies all the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. Apart from complete braking systems, its product range includes Driver Assistance System solutions all around the power train as well as associated aftermarket service. With its production, sales and service centers, the field of systems for commercial vehicles is represented in over 20 countries around the globe.

Rivet is an Australian provider of specialised transport and logistics, equipment hire and maintenance, contract mining and aviation services.

 

MAHA - German made premium workshop equipment, factory supported directly here in Australia.

MAHA Australia has built up a nationwide Sales and Service Network. Main offices are in Brisbane and Sydney with Sales and Service Staff around the country. Today the company has 15 employees with more than 30 years local industry experience in the lifting and testing industry.

In 1970 the Marschall family established and maintained a Bulk Tipper fleet to service local Goondiwindi and Northern NSW farmers. Then in 1986 the Marschall Group  acquired Mann’s Transport which had commenced operation in early 1950 concentrating on General Freight & Local Haulage.

They operate B Double, Road Trains (PBS) and Triple combinations. Their fleet also comprises mobile cranes from 3t to 200t capacity.

MaxiTRANS is Australasia’s leading supplier of road transport equipment for the general freight, temperature controlled freight and bulk transport market sectors. Through leading trailer brands Freighter, Maxi-CUBE, Hamelex White, Lusty EMS and AZMEB, as well as rigid truck body brand Peki, MaxiTRANS provides high quality engineered solutions for almost every sector of the road transport industry.

Michelin Australia was established in October 1997 to manage and develop the markets of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this, Michelin tyres were imported by local distributors and have been present on the Australian automotive market since the 1940s. The products marketed by Michelin Australia today include tyres for passenger car, light truck, earthmover equipment, heavy truck and bus, agricultural and industrial equipment, aviation, motorcycle and bicycle.

The National Transport Commission is an independent statutory body that contributes to the achievement of national transport policy objectives by developing regulatory and operational reform of road, rail and intermodal transport.

With over 45 years’ experience, National Transport Insurance is Australia’s Number One Truck Insurer, delivering  premium insurance solutions to single commercial vehicle operators, fleet owners and off-road operators.

Pearson’s Transport Resource Centre is a small specialist transport consultancy with a long and successful record in delivery of high quality projects. PTRC (together with its predecessors) has been operating since 1987. PTRC offers a range of consulting services, and regularly works co-operatively with experts in other fields to develop solutions for clients.

Polyweld is Australia’s leading supplier of truck curtains to truck body, trailer manufacturers & transport operators, Polyweld can supply everything needed for truck side curtains.

Powerdown is the leader in Australian designed suspension solutions for commercial vehicles.

Over the past 35 years Powerdown has developed the most comprehensive range of truck, trailer & bus shock absorbers designed specifically for “Excellence in Performance, Safety & Value”.

Precision Fleet Maintenance are committed to all heavy vehicle repairs and serving customers with quality and value. They are committed to proving the highest level of service.

Royal Transport specialise in transporting steel reinforcement bars and welded mesh throughout the Sydney region and have been delivering exceptional customer service since opening their doors in 1998.

Their knowledge and experience of heavy loads for construction sites sets them apart from other companies, along with a dedication to getting the job done right the first time, every time.

SAF-HOLLAND Australia has been in business for nearly 100 years. They are an international company with products in every corner of the world. Their customers can be assured they will continue to evolve their business to serve them in the most efficient customer focus manner with the best products and services possible. 

Stemco has been supplying a diverse line of high-performance systems and components to the commercial vehicle industry since 1951. Their mission is to engineer advanced commercial vehicle solutions and create exceptional customer experiences in their passion of Making The Roadways Safer®. STEMCO is consistently recognized as a world-class manufacturer of innovative and exciting commercial vehicle solutions.

Speedie Contractors is Queensland’s oldest specialised transport operator of bituminous products, offering a wide range of services.

Tiger Spider is a transport engineering consultancy that specialises in heavy commercial and high productivity freight vehicles. The Tiger Spider team has extensive experience related to heavy vehicle safety research, policy development, computer simulation, vehicle standards, vehicle certification and road access. The team brings a wealth of experience and capacity to deliver technical projects within the public and private sector.

For more than 20 years, Vehicle Inspection Systems has been the front runner for heavy duty vehicle, truck, and bus safety for the trucking and transportation industry for brake and undercarriage inspection as well as wheel and rim safety. VIS manufactures and distributes products including the VIS-Check, VIS-Polish, VIS-Nitro, Squirrel: Wheel Safety Device, VIS-Shine: On-Truck Wheel Polishing and BrakeMate™ brake maintenance system.

 

Visy offer unique, fully integrated, forward thinking closed loop packaging and recycling solutions that align with customer and industry needs. Their manufacturing and processing, technology, logistics and design are part of a streamlined system that ensures their packaging solutions are consistently among the best in the world. 

From fuels and lubricants for engines to chemicals for industry and bitumen for roads, VIVA Energy Australia make, import and deliver the energy Australia needs to keep moving forward. 

 

 

Volvo Trucks is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Established in 1972, the Volvo Truck Production facility located at Wacol, Queensland is the largest assembly plant for heavy duty trucks in Australia.

Wabco is the No.1 global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles.

From concepts to finished products and beyond, WABCO has been developing innovative systems to make vehicles safer and easier to control since 1869. Today, with an unbeatable list of industry firsts behind them, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics for the world’s commercial truck, bus, trailer, car and off-highway manufacturers. 

Western Star Trucks delivers all the goods. Let’s get serious, choose a custom-built heavy duty truck, perfectly suited to rough Aussie conditions. Not to mention, you’ll feel like the king of the road, with superior cabin space and height, as well as unbeatable driver comfort. They mean serious business. Yours, that is. Western Star delivers results to the bottom line through low whole-of-life costs, and with a reputation for high retained value – they give you true Return On Investment for your transport business.

Wimmera Truck & Bus Centre