St Clair enjoys ATA role but looks to the future


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St Clair enjoys ATA role but looks to the future
St Clair may move on from ATA

Australian Trucking Association CEO Stuart St Clair sees himself remaining in the post another year, he has told his counterpart in the US.

Speaking to American Trucking Associations CEO Bill Graves in an ATAMedia interview on YouTube, St Clair also noted the similar issues the two organisations share.

For example, both are pushing for a fuel-based charging regime and facing driver hours and electronic work diaries challenges.

They also share a similar federal structure, with the Australian body based on the US organisation’s model 25 years ago.

Asked how long he had been with his organisation, St Clair replied: "Eight years now, Bill. Another year, I think, will about do me out and I’ll go and do something else, then."

He was still enjoying the role, though, because it allowed him to drive large trucks, which amounted to him being "paid to do my hobby" when the occasions arise.

St Clair is travelling as a guest of trailer-maker CIMC to see its operations in the US and take in the Mid-America Trucking Show.

For his part, Graves voiced his hope to be able to return the visit in Australia.

The video can be seen here.

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