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ATA welcomes politician participation in prime mover powwow

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is inviting Australia’s politicians to gain an insight into the trucking industry as part of a new initiative, ‘Cabover Cabinet’.

The ATA is giving politicians the opportunity to drive in a prime mover and have a one-on-one conversation with CEO, Ben Maguire.

“Cabover Cabinet is about discussing the important issues facing the trucking industry and how it affects those who they represent,” said Maguire.

“This is their chance to talk to the trucking industry,” he said.

The first Cabover Cabinet welcomed Senator Jim Molan AO for a drive in the Volvo ATA Prime Mover.

Senator Molan is a former major general in the Australian army and has been a Senator for New South Wales since 2017, representing the Liberal Party.

During the drive, Maguire and Senator Molan discussed the role trucking and small business plays in the Australian economy, fuel security, the need for increased and improved rest areas, and industry regulation.

“Senator Molan understands the importance of the trucking industry and how integral it is to Australia’s economy and way of life,’ said Maguire.

“The experience gave Senator Molan an insight into the issues we deal with from day to day and the role government can play in improving outcomes.

“It was also a good opportunity to build positive relationships and make room for clear discussion,” he said.

In related news, the ATA recently joined transport industry representatives at Parliament House for the Labor Party’s Transport Industry Standards Forum.

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