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Make your voice heard

If you have ever wanted to make change within our industry or make your views heard, now is the time to do it.

Voter enrolments and candidate nominations for the 2021 ATA General Council election are now open – your opportunity to have your say at the ATA, in Parliament House, in government departments and at the regulator.

The Australian Trucking Association is not made up of ‘suits’ or big businesses. We are joined by real trucking operators, dealing with real issues, providing real experience and real solutions. People on the ground, running small and family businesses around the country to keep Australia supplied and connected.

Our industry is built on small businesses. 97 per cent of Australia’s 53,200 trucking businesses have fewer than 20 employees.

Of these, 28,900 are owner drivers, who do not employ staff at all. These businesses play a crucial role in our economy and the Australian way of life. It is vital they have a seat at the table and are given the fair opportunity to contribute on the issues that matter most.

Together with our owner driver and small fleet operator representatives, the ATA will continue to represent the hardworking individuals and businesses that call our industry home. We will ensure that everyone’s voice is heard loud and clear, and that everyone is accurately and fairly represented.

The ATA’s core priorities is to ensure our industry remain safe, professional, and viable. But we cannot do it alone. We need input from Australia’s owner drivers and small fleet operators to ensure we can establish a sustainable future.

By working together with confidence and unity, we can push our message and make sure we are heard. We will break through to governments, the regulator and decision makers and get the results we need, because we have experience, passion, and commitment on our side.

The ATA delivers for our industry and our members, working with undeniable strength when we are united with a common goal. This is the only way we can achieve our goals and how we, and our members, will grow and build strength together.

With the support of our industry and council, the power of the ATA is ever-growing. We will continue to represent a unified voice and work hard to deliver positive outcomes for the operators and staff in the Australian trucking industry.

Whether you choose to register as a voter or run for election, the ATA Election is a great opportunity to contribute to the trucking industry and the ATA’s direction.

You do not need to be in an ATA member association to vote and registering to vote is free.

Nominations and voter registrations close on February 18, 2021. 

To find out more about the 2021 ATA Election, enrol to vote or nominate as a candidate, head to www.truck.net.au/elections.

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