getting rid of curfews

Getting Rid of Curfews

At the beginning of the pandemic the idea of getting rid of curfews was all about ensuring the supermarket shelves remained fully stocked, while the population set about a prolonged panic buy. Now, the situation is different with shorter lockdowns and much of the economy running close to normal, but also few calls from residents in formerly curfewed areas for their return. Read more

going live across the nation

Going Live Across the Nation 

This week the Australian Trucking Association was going live across the nation as it held its first major Covid-safe event, known as ATA Live. The ATA team created a virtual event involving presentations, an episode of Q&A, an award ceremony and charity auction, which was live-streamed via an online broadcast to viewers across Australia and the world. Read more

A transport driver who saved the life of a fellow truckie has been honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian, a hero tracked down on Facebook.

Hero Tracked Down on Facebook

A transport driver who saved the life of a fellow truckie has been honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian, a hero tracked down on Facebook. Read more

industry representation on regulatory bodies

Industry Representation on Regulatory Bodies 

25 years ago, there was very little industry representation on regulatory bodies that determined how road laws, and technical and operating standards were drafted and legislated, says Bob Woodward, Chief Engineer, Australian Trucking Association, when talking about the Industry Technical Council. Read more

highway hero honoured

Highway Hero Honoured

This week has seen another highway hero honoured as part of the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian. A livestock transprter was commended for his quick thinking and selfless response in saving the life of a motorist trapped in an overturned vehicle. Read more

$8 million funding for improved truck access

$8 million Funding For Improved Truck Access

In a move which will see local councils carry out and manage engineering assessments of their bridges and culverts, the Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project will see up to $8 million funding for improved truck access. To begin with the project will include 12 councils nationwide in its pilot phase. Read more

new man at the ATA

New Man at the ATA

The election of David Smith to the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association means there is a new man at the ATA, after the three year term as Chair of Geoff Crouch. Read more