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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.

  • Trucking Australia – where industry meets

    By: Geoff Crouch

    March 2020

    The Australian Trucking industry is changing, and we need to be prepared. We are faced with new national truck laws, advancements in technology and social change – changing the way we do business, work and live.

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  • One voice, one vision

    By: Geoff Crouch

    February 2020

    As we reflect on the year gone by, we prepare ourselves for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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  • 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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