Urgent reform is needed to make electric and zero emission trucks a commercially viable choice for trucking operators, to lower emissions, lower freight costs and improve fuel security.
The ATA and its members support the truck driver apprenticeship proposal put forward by Australian Industry Standards.
The ATA and NatRoad support Vision Zero and have raised key priorities that should be fast-tracked by the Australian Parliament
Truck fuel charges and registration should increase 2 per cent in 2022-23, followed by a 3 per cent increase in each of 2023-24 and 2024-25, the ATA says.
Urban and strategic planning for industrial land in Greater Sydney must prioritise trucking and freight operations, the ATA and RFNSW argue in this joint submission.
The ATA, ALRTA and AFRA welcome the exemption from new regulation for add on transport and delivery insurance products but call for clarification of incidental storage.
The ATA’s submission to the Safer Freight Vehicles discussion paper calls for increased truck width rules to allow for the uptake of zero emission trucks.
Truck driver medical standards should be improved to save lives on Australian roads.
The NHVR should change its approach to fatigue enforcement as a key part of its next safety strategy, the ATA submission to the NHVR on its draft 2021-2025 heavy vehicle safety strategy says.
The ATA has called for government to address a severe lack of accountability and the need for clear road safety targets in the proposed new road safety strategy.
In its submission to the draft 2021-2030 National Road Safety Strategy, the ATA welcomes the proposed targets, but recommends that the strategy, or at least its first action plan, should include five year as well as 10 year targets to focus attention on the need to act now.