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27 March 2013

Easter should involve hot cross buns, not hot, cross travellers – slow down and take regular rest breaks, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

25 March 2013

The trucking industry has today congratulated Anthony Albanese and Catherine King on their appointments to expanded roles in the Australian Government.

The Prime Minister has announced that she will recommend to the Governor-General that Minister Albanese be commissioned as Minister for Regional Development and Local Government in addition to his existing responsibilities.

15 March 2013

Trucking operators now have the chance to bid on a state-of-the-art curtainsider trailer with unique promotional artwork, thanks to the 2013 ATA trailer tender.

15 March 2013

Frank Black (Arcidiaco) of Coopers Plains, Queensland, has been re-elected as the owner driver representative on the ATA’s General Council.

08 March 2013

To celebrate International Women’s Day today, the Australian Trucking Association is calling for nominations for its National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year Award.

This award is one of the annual National Trucking Industry Awards, which are presented each year by the ATA.

06 March 2013

A trucking business with a hundred employees is struggling. Its major customers have insisted on a rate cut and its costs are rising. Its costs will go up even further when the carbon tax starts in July 2014.

Delegates at Trucking Australia 2013 will work in teams to develop a turnaround plan for this business. Trucking Australia 2013 will be held at Hamilton Island on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June.

01 March 2013

The Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, will address the National Press Club in Canberra on 3 April 2013.
As part of his speech, Mr Simon will release a major report into road funding and how the trucking industry is charged for its use of the road system.

22 February 2013

The fuel used to run sleeper cab air conditioners in long distance trucks should be exempt from fuel tax, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

Mr St Clair was releasing the ATA’s submission to the tax office on fuel tax credits for auxiliary equipment fitted to trucks and trailers such as refrigeration units and cement mixers.

18 February 2013

The Australian Government’s decision to fund a new Co-operative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity has the potential to reduce the number of fatigue related truck crashes, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

15 February 2013

Trucking operators across Australia will start voting next week to elect the owner driver representative on the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), the peak body representing the industry.

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