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The ATA’s direct members include transport industy associations, national logistics businesses and firms with leading expertise in truck and trailer technology through the ATA Industry Technical Council.

The ATA urges all trucking businesses to join an ATA member association. 

These associations represent their members and provide and a range of members benefits as well. By joining an ATA association, every trucking business, no matter how large or small, can have a say in the direction of the trucking industry.

See below for more information about ATA membership options and how to join.

The Australian Furniture Removers’ Association (AFRA) is the peak authority on skills and standards for the removals industry in Australia.

AFRA accreditation certifies that a business meets its standards in all aspects of the removals industry, and AFRA runs sophisticated marketing and PR campaigns to encourage consumers to use its member companies.

For people planning to move house, using an AFRA accredited removalist is an assurance that the move will be done smoothly and professionally.

To become a member of AFRA, a business must carry public liability insurance, undergo an audit of its procedures and paperwork and have approved premises, amongst other criteria.

AFRA supports its members by providing free member-only online services, and organises staff training programs, including courses in carton packing and unpacking, furniture handling, removals documentation and OH&S.

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters’ Association (ALRTA) represents more than 900 hardworking road transport companies.

ALRTA is a national network, made up of state-level associations from every part of Australia.

ALRTA works with governments at all levels, industry groups, community organisations, regulators and the media to ensure that rural trucking is protected and promoted as a sustainable, responsible and safe contributor to rural and regional Australia and its primary industries.

NatRoad, the National Road Transport Association, was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association and the National Transport Federation decided to combine their respective strengths.

In 2008, NatRoad amalgamated with the Australian Road Train Association becoming Australia’s largest trucking association, representing all long distance and regionally-based operators.

NatRoad is a not-for-profit association overseen by a board of directors who all run trucking businesses.

The NT Road Transport Association (NTRTA) is a non-profit body representing the Road Transport Industry in the Northern Territory and its Associates.

NTRTA operates under the guidance of an elected executive committee, who in turn relies on information from the general membership.

The association’s membership represents all sectors of the Northern Territory transport industry including companies, suppliers, owner/drivers and drivers.

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) is the principal trucking industry association in Queensland, with members servicing all sectors of the urban, regional and long distance freight industry.

The QTA is committed to providing its members with an extensive range of high quality services. The association provides professional representation and consultancy services for all transport operators.

Road Freight NSW is the independent state representative organisation for road freight transport operators in NSW.

Formed in 1893 and then later became known as the Road Transport Association (RTA) with it going on to be called ATA NSW in 2007.

Today, Road Freight NSW provides professional information and advisory services to help keep NSW trucking companies’ operations safe, compliant and profitable.

Road Freight NSW is focused on providing strong member advocacy with a BP fuel discount and FREE IR/HR services to members.

The South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA) was formed in 1908 as the Masters Carriers’ Association.

Since then, the association has grown in stature, and in membership, and today SARTA is the peak industry body for road transport in South Australia.

SARTA provides a high level of professional services to its members and represents the industry generally when lobbying the government for improved conditions on and off the road.

The Tasmanian Transport Association is the peak association for the Tasmanian transport industry, providing representation and member services to its members across all modes of transport. It reflects the special issues confronted by local transport operators due to Tasmania’s isolation, geography and decentralisation

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has more than 800 members from all sectors of the transport and logistics industry.

The VTA has a dedicated business focus, and possesses the market knowledge and contacts that enable members to capitalise on the current commercial and regulatory environment.

The VTA’s industry role lies in influencing, communicating and responding to the challenges of industry and of business in general. In fulfilling this role the VTA accesses an extensive industry network.

The Western Roads Federation is the unified voice of the companies that use WA roads for commercial benefit.

The federation was formed by industry leaders from nearly every segment of the WA road transport, courier and mobile plant sectors, from metro to regional, who realised that only through a collective industry voice could the increasing productivity barriers and safety risks be addressed.

The federation focuses on industry leadership, collaboration, member driven policy and professional development.

 

Australia Post is one of the country’s best known and respected companies, delivering mail across Australia every day.

Australia Post plays a leading role within the transport industry, operating one of the largest and most energy efficient fleets in the country.

To reduce the environmental impact of its transportation operations, Australia Post has considered everything from the use of alternative fuels and fuel efficiency initiatives, to wind drag and variable vehicle sizes.

Boral is one of Australia’s largest and most experienced construction materials suppliers.

Boral professionally managers a diverse range of resources in an environmentally responsible manner to ensure a sustainable supply of products well into the next century.

Committed to providing customers with a reliable supply of quality products, Boral has invested in the most advanced plant and equipment, and progressive work practices.

John West Logistics was formed as a company in 2000 under the banner of DGL, specifically to provide a level of personalised service in the areas of Contract Fleet and Warehouse Logistics. 

JWL’s dedicated fleet operate nationally throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our modern innovative equipment is supported by trained, professional logistics personnel, allowing JWL to supply quality logistical solutions to a diverse range of clients.

The business maintains a strong commitment to safety and the environment and is committed to the provision of quality services in all  endeavours.

The K&S Corporation is a multi-model transport and logistics service provider.

K&S’ core business is in the management of complex supply chains where linehaul and local transport, export, wharf cartage, bulk transport and storage play key roles. 

Their supply chain design philosophy is based on the principles of simplicity, integration and partnering arrangements that continually drive improvements for K&S and their clients.

 

Mainfrieght is a global logistics provider that offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding, with branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the United States.

Mainfreight first began operations in New Zealand in 1978. Investment in Australian operations began in 1989 driven by a desire to treat New Zealand and Australia as a single market. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight’s international global network with branches throughout Europe.

Mainfreight’s culture is built on a 100-year vision, with all decisions made on the basis the company will be in operation for another 100 years. This shapes their approach to recruitment and training of team members, customer and supplier relationships and growth strategies

Toll in Australia has grown from a single horse cart founded by Albert Toll in 1888 to a major integrated logistics provider with an Asia Pacific focus and a global reach. Australia is home to the Toll Holdings headquarters, a major logistics company operating within Australia.

Toll is an Asia Pacific focused company with the global reach, the resources, the expertise and the drive to deliver optimal logistics solutions to customers, serving domestic and international markets.

 

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 1994, 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

Airtec Australia

AJM Transport

ashdown ingram

Australia Post 

Barker Trailers

Bisitecniks Pty Ltd

Boral Transport Limited

Border-Crane Consultants

BP Australia

BPW Transpec

Bridgestone

Camsons

Castrol

CHS Broadbent

CMV Group

Cummins South Pacific

Daimler Truck and Bus

DECA (Wodonga TAFE)

Don Watson Transport

Fibreglass Transport Equipment

 Fuel Distributors of Western Australia

Future Fleet

 Fuwa K Hitch

G.J Trans-Training

Goodyear Dunlop

Haldex Brake Products

Established in 1963, Haulmark Trailers Australia

 Hendrickson Asia Pacific

Herb Blanchard Haulage

HYDI

John L Pierce

Jost Australia

Kelvin Baxter Transport

K&S Freighters

 

Knorr-Bremse

LogicHaul

 

MAHA

Marschall Grou

MaxiTRANS

Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems

Michelin Australia

 National Transport Commission

 National Transport Insurance

PACCAR

Patersons Transport

Pearson’s Transport Resource Centre

Penske Power Systems

Powerdown

Roadmaster

SAF-HOLLAND Australia

Smedley’s Engineers

Speedie Contractors

Step Global

Truck Industry Council

TOLL Group

Truck Tech

Vehicle Inspection Systems

Velrepairs

Visy

 VIVA Energy Australia

 

 

Volvo Trucks

Wabco

Wimmera Truck & Bus Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate membership

  • a seat at the table to guide the ATA’s industry policies
  • lobbying and policy development on national issues, guided by your input through the ATA’s council and policy committees
  • updates for your management and staff about national issues
  • speaking opportunities at the annual Australian Trucking Convention and Technical and Maintenance Conference, to get your message out to the industry
  • access to the members’ edition of the ATA’s weekly newsletter, the Friday Facts
  • access to the ATA’s online resource library for your staff, including exclusive content.

Association membership

  • a seat at the table to guide the ATA’s industry policies
  • lobbying and policy development on the national issues of concern to your members, guided by your input through the ATA’s council and policy committees
  • grassroots advocacy material that you can provide your members as an added service
  • regular updates and shell articles for your member newsletter or website
  • access for your members to the members’ edition of the ATA’s weekly newsletter, the Friday Facts
  • access for your members to the ATA’s online resource library, including exclusive content.

ITC membership

  • be recognised for your leadership in truck and trailer technology and maintenance
  • exchange technical information and ideas with vehicle designers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and maintenance specialists
  • provide input to the ATA on vehicle standards and other technical issues
  • participate in the development of the ATA’s technical advisory procedures and other policies
  • updates for your management and staff about national issues
  • access to the members’ edition of the ATA’s weekly newsletter, the Friday Facts
  • access for your staff to the ATA’s online resource library, including exclusive content.

Corporate membership

To apply for corporate membership, contact the ATA. Under the ATA constitution, a corporate member of the ATA must also be a member of a member association.

Association membership

To sign your association up to the ATA and get more benefits to offer your members, contact the ATA.

Industry Technical Council membership

Download the membership information kit, fill in the application form and fax it to the ATA on (02) 6253 6999.

Join an ATA member association

To join an ATA association, choose the association that is right for you and visit its website for the details of how to apply.