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02 February 2018

The Australian Government should save 148 lives in the coming years by mandating stability control for new trucks and trailers, the ATA’s response to the consultation regulatory impact statement [PDF, 4.7MB] on mandating stability control for heavy vehicles says.

10 January 2018

Road freight is an enabler of opportunity, allowing business to reach domestic and international markets, consumers to purchase goods, farms to sell their produce, and construction materials to enable new developments.

01 December 2017

A robust safety assurance system along with legislation and laws to support the use and ongoing compliance of automated vehicles, Automated Driving System Entities (ADSEs) and their users is essential.

30 November 2017

The NSW long term transport plan needs to enable greater road freight productivity to boost jobs, living standards and economic growth. Improving truck productivity will improve safety outcomes, reduce fuel use and lower environmental impacts. It also reduces the number of trucks, reducing congestion, noise, and lowering impacts and damage to road pavements.

03 November 2017

The Australian Government’s national infrastructure data collection and dissemination plan needs to enable productivity growth, such as delivering evidence based road funding decisions and not undermining productivity by imposing additional regulatory costs.

27 October 2017

The Australian Government should retain and improve the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) to boost productivity for interstate supply chains.

FIRS commenced operation in 1987 and operates as a voluntary alternative to state and territory based registration schemes, for heavy vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes that are solely involved in interstate trade or commerce, including rigid trucks, prime movers, trailers and buses.

18 October 2017

The ATA’s submission to the NHVR advocates that allowing a one hour personal use exemption for fatigue regulated heavy vehicles is an opportunity to promote quality rest, encourage compliance and advance safety outcomes.

13 October 2017

Improved productivity and consistency should be the priority for the review and redesign of the national notices for road trains and B-doubles.

This is the focus of joint submissions to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA).

12 October 2017

The trucking industry is an Australian success story. Australian trucking operators have pioneered modern, safer, and more productive vehicle designs. Road trains in the outback, B-doubles on our major freight networks, and high productivity vehicle combinations on specific routes are critical to Australian supply chains, with only 10 to 15 per cent of the freight task considered to be contestable across both rail and road.

28 July 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission should ultimately take over regulating toll road and landside port charges, the ATA’s submission on the independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges says.