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22 July 2020

The NHVR, ATA and its member associations have called on truck drivers to take a proactive approach to protecting themselves and the community to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

20 July 2020

The Australian Government’s extended Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme will support small and medium sized trucking businesses to keep operating through the COVID-19 crisis and invest in the future, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair David Smith said today.

16 July 2020

The Australian Government’s JobTrainer package will upskill jobseekers and school leavers, and encourage more skilled workers to join the trucking industry, ATA CEO Ben Maguire said today.

15 July 2020

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and wider industry are today mourning the death of Ray Scott.

09 July 2020

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to create a new permit that will allow essential freight workers to travel across the New South Wales-Victoria border without self-isolating.

08 July 2020

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard must immediately review the state’s border controls, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire said today.

07 July 2020

The Government should ban payment times longer than 30 days, the ATA says.

01 July 2020

Businesses affected by natural disasters should have access to a disaster wage subsidy, ATA Transport and Infrastructure Adviser Sam Marks said today.

19 June 2020

New infrastructure funding needs to fix poor quality roads in remote and regional areas, ATA Chair David Smith said today.

16 June 2020

A livestock transporter has been honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian for his quick thinking and selfless response in saving the life of a motorist trapped in an overturned vehicle.


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