The ATA does not support the rollout of voluntary electronic work diaries as proposed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
The Australian Government should save 148 lives in the coming years by mandating stability control for new trucks and trailers, ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today.
Australia’s governments need to put in place long term solutions to road safety as well as undertaking police blitzes, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Geoff Crouch, said this week.
The trucking industry needs more and better rest areas, ATA CEO Ben Maguire said yesterday.
Mr Maguire was speaking on the Drum on ABC television.
“If you’ve ever been in a truck or driven around Australia in a truck, there aren’t very many decent places for a driver to have a good rest, and that’s a key planning issue,” Mr Maguire said.
The ATA and Bridgestone Bandag awarded Darell Wilson this week the prestigious Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award. It recognises his swift action that prevented a major accident on the M5 motorway earlier this year.