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04 September 2012

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the VicRoads Road to Respect campaign – which presents the ATA’s safety exhibition trailer, the Road Ahead, in an all-new livery.

24 August 2012

The national truck laws passed by the Queensland Parliament yesterday are a huge step toward improving safety and reducing red tape for the trucking industry, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

23 August 2012

As part of its program for TruckWeek 2012, the ATA hosted a breakfast for politicians at Parliament House this morning, highlighting the dangers and prevalence of sleep disorders in Australia’s truck drivers.

TruckWeek is a week-long national celebration highlighting the achievements of the trucking industry, and runs until this Saturday.

23 August 2012

As part of the shared celebrations for TruckWeek 2012 and Hearing Awareness Week, the Australian Trucking Association and the Deafness Forum of Australia have released hearing fact sheets specifically for trucking operators and truck drivers.

TruckWeek 2012 celebrates the achievements of Australia’s trucking industry, while Hearing Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about the 22 per cent of Australians aged 15 and over who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. Both TruckWeek 2012 and Hearing Awareness Week this year run from 19-25 August.

22 August 2012

A delegation of trucking industry leaders are meeting Australia’s political leaders today and tomorrow as part of TruckWeek 2012.

TruckWeek is an event held every two years by the ATA, where trucking businesses and organisations come together to raise the profile of the industry by holding events in their local area.

21 August 2012

Events continue around Queensland in celebration of national TruckWeek, which runs until this Saturday.

Safety is a high priority for the trucking industry and its professional drivers, who share their workplace with thousands of motorists every day. The fatal crash rate for articulated trucks has decreased by more than 60 per cent since 1982, but the range of safety-focussed TruckWeek events across the country shows the industry is determined to keep improving.

20 August 2012

Businesses around the country have started their festivities for TruckWeek 2012, a week-long celebration of the trucking industry that runs until Saturday.

Trucks carry more than 70 per cent of Australia’s domestic freight, including every item on the shelves of your supermarket. TruckWeek brings all sectors of the industry together to highlight its achievements and showcase what a safe, professional trucking industry can do.

13 August 2012

The Business Tax Working Group’s proposal to remove the statutory effective life caps on trucks and trailers would mean that trucking businesses would keep older trucks on the road for longer, the chief executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

10 August 2012

The draft national truck laws should be amended to impose stronger safety duties on businesses and make them fairer at the same time, the Chief Executive of the ATA, Stuart St Clair, said today.

31 July 2012

The Australian Trucking Association today published a new technical advisory procedure on the benefits and requirements of Electronic Braking Systems (EBS) and their use with heavy vehicles.


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