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ATA voices concern at lack of AdBlue certainty

Government called on to act urgently as crisis looms


A roundtable meeting to discuss the looming AdBlue crunch has left the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) expressing deep misgivings.

The peak industry body wants Canberra to take immediate action to guarantee national supply of the diesel exhaust fluid AdBlue and has described the meeting today as “disappointing”.

ATA chair David Smith says there needs to be more transparency about the supply and demand for AdBlue both now and for the next six months.

“In today’s roundtable, we were told there was no need to panic about the supply of AdBlue, but no-one was prepared to back this assurance up with any numbers about AdBlue supply,” Smith said.

“The supply of AdBlue is just as important as the supply of fuel.

“We need transparency about the stocks of material that are in Australia and the ability of suppliers to deliver the AdBlue we need throughout the first half of 2022.

“The Australian Trucking Association has been told that the supply of AdBlue is uncertain beyond February 2022. Some suppliers are in a better position than others.

“We are already seeing suppliers restricting orders or raising prices.

“The ATA will continue to press the Government for action and transparency until we are certain that we can continue delivering the groceries on every supermarket shelf and Australia’s exports to our ports.”


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