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ATA Lobbies Government on Emergency Braking and Driver Licensing Issues

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied the government on emergency braking and driver licensing issues at the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee into matters of road safety. ATA’s chief of staff Bill McKinley appeared before the

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ATA Calls for Zero Road Deaths

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has called for the national road safety strategy to adopt a zero death and serious injury approach – “Towards Zero”. The goal and a number of other issues have been identified by the ATA in

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ATA Recommendations to Reduce Road Toll

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) recently submitted its recommendation to minimise the number of fatalities on Australian roads to zero. After revealing that 1225 people were killed on Australian roads in 2017, the ATA have made 19 recommendations for the

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Australian Trucking Association Focused on Fatigue

The Australian Trucking Association is hosting a program focused on fatigue in April as part of the Trucking Australia conference. The program titled ‘FatigueHACK’ will involve an event bringing together software developers, designers, industry experts, researchers, regulators and truck drivers

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Safety Truck Teaches Drivers What Its Like To Drive a Truck

A special safety truck has hit Australia’s roads to educate drivers about how to drive safely around trucks. The Australian Trucking Association’s chief executive Ben Maguire was first to climb into the cabin of the safety truck, unveiled in November.

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Stolen Truck Wreaks Havoc in Hunter Valley

The Australian Trucking Association has warned that the incident involving a stolen fertiliser truck that smashed into a building in the Hunter Valley recently, should serve as a reminder to all drivers about the importance of securing their vehicles at

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ATA’s TruckSafe Animal Welfare Component TruckCare, Gets a Name Change

The ATA has changed the name of it’s TruckSafe animal welfare component, from TruckCare to the Animal Welfare Module. TruckSafe National Manager Justin Fleming, explained that this is to better suit the overall focus of the module. The module is

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ATA Calls for Limiting Regulatory Burden on Automated Vehicles

Following the release of the NTC’s discussion paper calling for feedback on 4 regulatory options for the integration of automated vehicles into operations, the ATA is urging governments to limit the regulatory burdens on companies. The 4 regulatory options are

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ATA Calls Construction Trucks into focus

The Australian Trucking Association has called on the government to address the safety of construction trucks by making a safety accreditation such as TruckSafe a mandatory part of construction contracts. The ATA’s Ben Maguire recently spoke about the frustration of

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ATA Release New Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP)

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council (ITC), has developed and released a new technical advisory on certified load restraint curtain systems (CLRC). The technical advisory, which was designed to fill in the gaps in information left in the

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