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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.

27 July 2012

TMC 2012 will present a compelling mix of technical forums and hands-on product training workshops, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

20 July 2012

Nominations for the 2012 Craig Roseneder Award are now open. The award recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the workshop by an individual, and celebrates the professionalism of the men and women who work behind the scenes in the trucking industry’s workshops.

20 July 2012

The trucking industry across Australia is revving up for the TruckWeek celebrations, with new events listed this week for Loxton, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo and online.

12 July 2012

The Alice Springs Road Transport Historical Society will join the celebrations for TruckWeek 2012 with their annual Truckie’s ReUnion, held at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame from 23-26 August.

22 June 2012

ATA NSW, the rt health fund and the Sydney Ports Corporation, along with TWU Super and Patrick Stevedores, will join together to celebrate TruckWeek 2012 with a free sausage sizzle and health checks for truck drivers at Port Botany from 7-8am on 20-24 August.

The celebrity sausage sizzlers will include Grant Gilfillan, CEO and Director and Sydney Ports, and ATA NSW Manager Jill Lewis, who will listen to what drivers have to say about the port facilities and other issues.

19 June 2012

Every trucking business will be able to show Australia how trucking delivers, with the launch of TruckWeek 2012 – a week of trucking industry events from 19-25 August 2012.

12 June 2012

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has today congratulated industry leader Mike Almond, who was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

01 June 2012

Trucking businesses should review their costs and freight rates ahead of the introduction of the carbon tax and the 2.4 cents per litre increase in their fuel tax on 1 July 2012, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

Although trucking businesses will not pay carbon tax on the fuel they use on public roads until 1 July 2014, they will still face increased costs from 1 July 2012 as their suppliers increase their prices.

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