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16 February 2018

The ATA does not support the rollout of voluntary electronic work diaries as proposed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

09 February 2018

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.

02 February 2018

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.

19 January 2018

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.

12 January 2018

The Australian Government should extend the role of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to include serious truck crashes, ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said this week.

15 December 2017

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.

08 December 2017

Activists planning to join the pig protest this week should stay safe and out of the way of the industry’s trucks.

ATA Chair Geoff Crouch and ALRTA President Kevin Keenan issued the warning today.

Read the 8 December issue here and subscribe to the newsletter here.

24 November 2017

The trucking industry’s big business customers should sign up to the Australian Supplier Payment Code, ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today.

Read the 24 November issue here and subscribe to the newsletter here.