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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.

21 May 2012

The Australian Trucking Association has honoured Australia’s top truck driver and other leading industry figures in the 2012 National Trucking Industry Awards.

The awards were presented at the ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Dinner at the Rosehill Gardens Event Centre in Parramatta on Friday.

08 May 2012

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the Government’s budget announcement that it will spend an extra $140 million on truck rest areas and other productivity measures over the seven years from 2012-13 to 2018-19.

The Chairman of ATA, David Simon, said the announcement would help reduce the shortfall in the number of truck rest areas on the road system.

04 May 2012

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has today announced the finalists for the 2012 National Trucking Industry Awards.

The Chairman of the ATA, David Simon, said the prestigious awards are a highlight of the Australian trucking industry’s year, and recognise the achievements of some of its most dedicated people and companies.

02 May 2012

The 2012 Australian Trucking Convention will feature a critical session about how to take action on sleep apnoea – a medical condition that could affect up to 40 per cent of truck drivers.

12 April 2012

The Northern Territory Government has shown the way forward on truck charges with its decision to reject a national agreement to increase many truck and trailer registration charges from 1 July.

11 April 2012

Australia’s governments need to get on with reforms to road transport regulation – but more importantly, they need to get them right, the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association, David Simon, said today.

11 April 2012

The Australian, state and territory governments should replace their current maritime security identification cards (MSICs), aviation security identification cards (ASICs), and unsupervised handling licences with a single transport security card, the Australian Trucking Association recommended today.

04 April 2012

The Australian Trucking Association today re-elected David Simon as its chairman for a second term.

Mr Simon was elected unopposed at the ATA’s annual general meeting in Canberra.

02 April 2012

Don’t be a bunny on the road this Easter – slow down and take regular rest breaks, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said today.

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