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Mainfreight joins ATA as member

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) today announced global logistics provider, Mainfreight, as its latest corporate member.

Mainfreight were officially voted in as a new member during a General Council meeting last Thursday.

Mainfreight offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding, with branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the United States.

“Just like the ATA, the team at Mainfreight are very future-focused and will bring significant value to the wider ATA community,” said Ben Maguire ATA CEO.

"Having also recently joined ATA member association SARTA, Mainfreight’s membership will strengthen our relationships and commitment to ensuring the industry remain safe, professional and viable.”

Mainfreight can now participate in the development of ATA policy, internal committees and the ATA General Council.

The ATA anticipates Mainfreight’s membership will usher in opportunities for future collaboration between the two organisations in addition to grassroots-based conversations about “safety, conferencing and networking with industry leaders,” it said in a statement.

“Today we are visiting the Mainfreight Prestons depot to officially welcome them as a new member,” said Maguire.

“This is a great opportunity for Mainfreight to showcase their culture and business, giving the ATA team an insight into daily operations.

“We’re also joined by NSW Police for an internal Coffee with a Cop event, our first for 2019.”

“Coffee with a Cop is a chance for Mainfreight staff to clarify issues and address concerns with police in a positive and informal way,” he said.

Founded in New Zealand, Mainfreight commenced operations in 1978.

A desire to treat Australia and New Zealand as a single market saw it invest locally in 1989.

In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

(Image: Ben Maguire, ATA CEO).

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