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ATA announces agenda for Trucking Australia 2019

Road safety for all road users, truck rest areas, and what eastern states operators can learn from their Western Australian counterparts will be a focus of topics at the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Trucking Australia 2019 Conference.

As it looks ahead to the national conference it holds 3-5 April in Perth, Western Australia, the ATA will occasion its members an opportunity to engage with trucking operators and stakeholders to tackle the big issues together according to ATA Chair Geoff Crouch.

“Trucking Australia is all about collaboration and connection,” he said.

“2019 will be a big year for trucking and there is no better way to get across all the issues and make sure your voice is heard,” said Crouch.

“Delegates will join expert speakers from Western Australia and beyond to share ideas and develop an understanding of the role we can all play in improving our industry’s safety, productivity and viability.”

Crouch outlined details of the launch of new TruckSafe standards as well as a number of important industry reports that will take place at the Conference.

“These reports will be discussed for the first time at our conference. You will not find them anywhere else,” said Crouch.

Deloitte Access Economics will join the conference to present ‘Regulation in the Australian Trucking Industry’ and NTI will share its latest truck crash statistics.

Additionally, supply chain recruitment specialists Labourforce will present its Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Job Index.

“This index will help guide strategies to resolve the important issue of driver shortage in the industry,” said Crouch.

In a Trucking Australia first, the ATA is providing delegates the exclusive opportunity to ‘ask an expert’ in the ConnectHUB.

“Delegates can drop into the ConnectHUB for a one-on-one chat with specialists from a range of companies, including Deloitte Access Economics, Labourforce, Seeing Machines and The Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities,” said Crouch.

“In another conference first, we are partnering with Transport Women Australia for the MaxiTRANS Welcome Breakfast, at which top US trucking leader Ellen Voie will share her industry insights.”

Key program sessions include:

• What makes WA trucking great, with well-known Western Australians Heather Jones and Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall;

• The latest facts on truck safety;

• The national truck law review, and how the eastern states can learn from Western Australia;

• What government-imposed freight rates could mean for your trucking business.

“Trucking Australia is a must-attend for all transport professionals and highlight of the industry’s year,” said Crouch.

“This is a chance to have your say on the important issues we’re facing, build professional networks, and experience Perth like never before.”

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