HVNL circuit breaker

HVNL Circuit Breaker

Rather than complain, the Australian Trucking Association has come up with an alternative, an HVNL circuit breaker, says David Smith, ATA Chair. Read more

it’s that time of year again

It’s That Time of Year Again

The last two years have made just about every transport industry get-together impossible, which has also reduced the number of awards nights in the calendar, but as the lock-downs lessen, it’s that time of year again. Nominations are now open for the 2022 National Trucking Industry Awards. Read more

celebrating Aussie trucking’s COVID efforts

Celebrating Aussie Trucking’s COVID Efforts

The transport industry has done an amazing job over the last 18 months, a true credit to everyone in this industry, writes David Smith, Australian Trucking Association Chair, in celebrating Aussie trucking’s COVID efforts. Read more

Heavy Vehicle National Law process in disarray

Heavy Vehicle National Law Process in Disarray

A discussion paper released by the National Transport Commission and the reaction to it from the trucking industry associations is leaving the Heavy Vehicle National Law process in disarray as the proposals are slammed as totally impractical.

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shining a light on industry greats

Shining a Light on Industry Greats

David Smith, Australian Trucking Association Chair, reflects on the way we celebrate the people who have worked so hard to make the trucking industry in Australia, what it is today, shining a light on industry greats and those looking to make it even better in the future. Read more

getting better insurance outcomes

Getting Better Insurance Outcomes

The trucking industry has secured an important exemption from new rules for add-on insurance that will help the industry and its customers, making getting better insurance outcomes possible. Read more

time to take action on financial pressures

Time To Take Action On Financial Pressures

The Australian Trucking Association reckons it is time to take action on financial pressures. All Australians rely on trucking, but what many Australians and our governments don’t understand is the financial pressure trucking businesses are facing. Read more



The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed Michael Deegan as the new ATA CEO. He replaces Andrew McKellar, who was appointed earlier this year and resigned in July. Long term ATA stalwart Bill McKinley has been functioning as Acting CEO in the interim. Read more

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