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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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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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Australian Trucking Association calls for Truck Maintenance Plan

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has called for progress on chain of responsibility extension. After the whole Cootes Transport fiasco, the ATA wants governments to implement a truck maintenance plan similar to the stringent rules that Cootes Transport are having

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ATA wants COR laws extended to Truck Maintenance

The boss of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), David Simon wants chain of responsibility laws to be extended to truck maintenance in order to improve vehicle maintenance and safety standards in the trucking industry. He has also recommended mandating electronic

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Trucking Australia 2013: An Event Addressing Trucking Issues

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has created the event Trucking Australia 2013 that will be held at Hamilton Island on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd June 2013. This is an opportunity for all delegates to give input and

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ATA calls for COR Justice in National Law

ATA calls for COR justice in national law The Australian Trucking Association has just proposed new amendments to The Heavy Vehicle National Law Bill. The association is advocating stronger and fairer chain of responsibility laws to be incorporated into The

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