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29 March 2012

Nominations for the 2012 Highway Guardian Award are now open. Sponsored by Continental Tyres of Australia, this award honours brave and gallant acts performed by professional truck drivers in the course of their driving.

20 March 2012

Nolan’s Interstate Transport has rejected a widely circulated anonymous email claiming the Government’s carbon tax would cost the company more than $3 million per year.

19 March 2012

Australia’s transport ministers must reject a plan put forward by the National Transport Commission (NTC) to increase the fuel tax on trucks by 10.4 per cent.
The ministers will meet by teleconference on Wednesday 21 March to consider the NTC’s options for increasing truck charges from 1 July 2012.

16 March 2012

Earlybird registration for the Australian Trucking Convention closes in one week, on 23 March 2012. This peak national forum on road transport issues is the place to get the best ideas, information and contacts in the industry for your business in 2012.

14 March 2012

The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to ground trucks caught travelling at more than 115 km/h.

01 March 2012

Nominations for the 2012 Australian National Trucking Industry Awards are now open. These prestigious awards acknowledge and promote the commitment and achievements of individuals and organisations in all fields of endeavour throughout the road freight transport industry.

13 February 2012

Delegates at the 2012 Australian Trucking Convention will hear from Steve Ousley, Australia Post’s Executive General Manager Mail Services, who will give a keynote presentation on how Australia Post is seizing new opportunities in online shopping and the digital economy to offset the decline in letter volumes, which is affecting postal services worldwide.

09 February 2012

Australia’s transport ministers should slash the registration charges on B-doubles from $15,708 to $10,995 per year, the Chief Executive of the ATA, Stuart St Clair, said today.

03 February 2012

The directors and managers of trucking businesses should have the same rights as other Australians. They should be innocent until proven guilty of offences under the national truck laws, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

03 February 2012

The Australian Furniture Removers’ Association (AFRA) has rejoined the Australian Trucking Association, after leaving in February 2011.

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