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Geoff Crouch
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Established in 1989, the Australian Trucking Association is the peak industry body to represent trucking operators in Australia. The ATA’s members include major logistics companies, transport industry associations and businesses with leading expertise in truck technology.

  • Professional drivers, highway heroes

    By: Geoff Crouch

    August 2019

    It was a day like any other for Linfox driver Andrew Hastings, travelling along Victoria’s Western Freeway in February earlier this year.

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  • ATA delivers new ideas and real skills

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2019

    For more than 20 years the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and PACCAR and its dealer network have collaborated to present the annual Technical and Maintenance Conference (TMC) – one of Australia’s longest running technical conferences.

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  • Taking action on mental health

    By: Geoff Crouch

    June 2019

    What can we do to shape a mentally healthy trucking industry? We all have a responsibility to help those experiencing mental health issues and while this can be as simple as asking ‘how are you’ or ‘are you okay’, we need an industry approach that considers our unique issues at all levels of business.

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  • Tackling the big issues – together

    By: Geoff Crouch

    April 2019

    It’s time. It’s time for you to join us and stand up for trucking.

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  • Innocent until proven guilty

    By: Geoff Crouch

    November 2018

    Many years of advocacy by the Australian Trucking Association and our members has finally resulted in people in the trucking industry gaining the same rights as other Australians. They are now innocent of chain of responsibility offences till proven guilty.

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  • These ridiculous charges must stop

    By: Geoff Crouch

    October 2018

    In July, the Australian Government issued a consultation paper on establishing an independent price regulator for the fuel-based road user charge and the very high registration charges we pay.

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  • New truck safety laws are coming. Are you ready?

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2018

    Truck safety laws are changing and compliance is more important than ever.
    On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be amended to introduce a strong primary safety duty, extensions to the chain of responsibility to cover vehicle maintenance and repairs and explicit due diligence obligations on executives. The changes will require trucking businesses and customers to increase their focus on developing and maintaining appropriate safety systems.

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  • A Walk in the Shoes of a Truck Driver

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2018

    “And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars”.

    These magical words by Banjo Paterson struck a chord with me early on in life and have inspired many a day and night on the road for me ever since. Sadly, much of my time now is spent in the ‘dingy little of office,’ so I thought it was time to walk in the shoes of drivers and spend some time to better understand rest stop quality and shortage, which is becoming a major issue for trucking.

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  • A shining moment for the trucking industry’s finest

    By: Geoff Crouch

    June 2018

    Without trucks, Australia stops. This was the resounding message at the Australian Trucking Association’s annual Trucking Australia conference, held in Canberra in April. This conference was our most engaging and innovative yet, as we welcomed more than 500 delegates to take part in informative sessions, invaluable workshops, the ATA safety summit and networking events.

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  • The next generation leading the transport industry

    By: Geoff Crouch

    May 2018

    The transport industry needs a new generation of leaders to deal with the issues of today and address the challenge of technological disruption.

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