The ATA has congratulated Nola Bransgrove and Graeme Dyer, who were awarded Medals of the Order of Australia for services to road transport in the 2012 Australia Day Honours List. The details are in today’s issue of the Friday Facts, along with the winner of the 2012 convention competition – you’ll be amazed by his company’s rags to riches story.
The ATA has continued to work this week on two of the key issues for 2012: A-trailer charges and the national heavy vehicle laws. Today’s issue of the Friday Facts has the details.
National Transport Insurance (NTI) has warned that the number of single vehicle truck accidents involving rollovers or running off the road has more than doubled, today’s issue of the Friday Facts reports.
Today’s issue of the Friday Facts warns that time is running out to register for the 2012 Australian Trucking Convention and receive the $250 Christmas discount, as well as the chance to win back the cost of your registration.
Today’s issue of the Friday Facts newsletter features the launch of the 2012 Australian Trucking Convention and the ATA’s submission on the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.
Business conditions for trucking businesses outside the resource sector will remain weak, the forecasts in the Australian Government’s Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) show. A detailed analysis of the forecasts is available from ATA member associations.
218 people were killed in truck crashes in the year ended March 2011 compared to 230 in the year ended March 2010, truck crash figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) show. There’s more detail in the fact sheet the ATA issued today, which is available from ATA member associations.
Australia’s national truck laws are now a step closer. The Queensland Transport Minister, Annastacia Palaszczuk, introduced the first of the two bills needed to establish the laws into the Queensland Parliament on Tuesday 15 November. Today’s issue of the Friday Facts covers the introduction of the bill and the behind the scenes work that is underway to develop the second bill.