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26 July 2013

The Federal Coalition’s plan for Infrastructure Australia would help governments see beyond the electoral cycle and make road funding decisions for the long term, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

25 July 2013

Registrations are now open for the trucking industry’s premier 2013 technical event – the PACCAR and Dealer Technical and Maintenance Conference.

16 July 2013

The Government’s decision to move to a floating carbon price from 1 July 2014 would make the carbon tax much more bearable for trucking operators, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

As a result of the decision, trucking operators would pay an extra 1.6 cents per litre* in effective fuel tax from 1 July 2014. Under the Government’s original plan, trucking operators would have paid an extra 6.858 cents per litre.

05 July 2013

The trucking industry’s safety accreditation program, TruckSafe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karlie Easter from Queensland transport company K.S. Easter to the TruckSafe Board.

TruckSafe is the trucking industry’s leader in business and risk management, and works to improve the safety and professionalism of trucking operators nationwide.

24 June 2013

The Australian Trucking Association has honoured Australia’s top truck driver and other leading industry figures in the 2013 National Trucking Industry Awards. The awards were presented at the ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner on Hamilton Island on Friday 21 June.

16 June 2013

The Labor Government’s plan to extend its carbon tax to truck fuel would cause more small trucking businesses to close, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said on Sunday, 16 June.

Mr Simon was launching the ATA’s 2013 election campaign. The campaign focuses on the carbon tax, as well as fixing the road funding system and the way the industry is charged for its use of the roads.

06 June 2013

Trucking Australia 2013 is booked out and the ATA has closed registrations following extremely high demand from trucking operators across Australia. Trucking Australia 2013 will be held on Hamilton Island from Friday 21 to Saturday 22 June 2013.

24 May 2013

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) will completely renew its well-travelled mobile road safety exhibition, the Road Ahead.

The $1.3 million trailer will be redeveloped after being on the road for five years and hosting more than 80,000 visitors. The exhibition won the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia’s 2010 award for Excellence in Community Service.

22 May 2013

Students exploring potential careers can find detailed information on road transport jobs in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ 2013 Job Guide, following extensive input by the Australian Trucking Association.

17 May 2013

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has today announced the finalists for the 2013 National Trucking Industry Awards. ATA Chairman David Simon said the awards recognised some of the most exceptional people and businesses in the Australian trucking industry, and were a highlight of the industry’s year.


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