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24 October 2014

Australia should retain its existing system of Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for heavy vehicles, the ATA recommended in its submission to the Australian Government’s review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act.

26 September 2014

Australia’s transport ministers should wind down the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) in its current form, the ATA said in its submission to the joint NTC/NHVR heavy vehicle roadworthiness review.

25 July 2014

In this submission to the National Transport Commission, the ATA has expressed its support for the five recommendations contained in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Review draft report.

04 July 2014

The Senate should pass government amendments to the fuel tax credits system as part of reintroducing fuel tax indexation, the ATA said in its submission on fuel tax indexation to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee.

27 May 2014

The Australian Tax Office should redraft its motor vehicle expense benchmarks for small trucking businesses, the ATA has said in this submission to the Board of Taxation’s small business tax impediments review.

09 May 2014

The Queensland Parliament should fix the broken ‘must carry’ provisions by passing Part 3 of the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 as is, the ATA has said in this submission to the QLD Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee.

23 April 2014

The future competitiveness of Australia’s agricultural industry will be impacted by the trucking industry’s ability to service it, the ATA has said in this submission to the Federal Government.

11 April 2014

The Productivity Commission should not support the Heavy Vehicle Charging and Investment (HVCI) Reform process, the ATA’s submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into public infrastructure says.

21 March 2014

If the NTC does endorse increasing mass limits for 2 axle buses, it should extend the discussion to ensure these requirements remain consistant across the heavy vehicle industry, the ATA has said in this submission.

These proposed bus mass increases set precedents that would require the NTC to be far more proactive in considering the trucking industry’s long standing requests for increases to steer axle mass on wide tyres and for ultra-wide single tyres as replacement for dual tyres.

18 March 2014

The Heavy Vehicle National Law must provide positive duties for parties in the Chain of Responsibility and ensure people are considered innocent until proven guilty, the ATA has said in this submission to the Chain of Responsibility review.