Owner-driver and small fleet reps elected to ATA

Frank Black retains role as owner-driver representative, while Leigh Smart takes over from Doug McMillan.

Owner-driver and small fleet reps elected to ATA
Frank Black will be the Australian Trucking Association's owner-driver representative for another two years.


A new face has been elected to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) to represent small fleet operators, while Frank Black will begin his fourth stint looking after the interests of owner-drivers.

Black and Leigh Smart were elected unopposed as the owner-driver and small fleet representatives on the ATA’s policy-making general council.

Both men were the only candidates to nominate for the roles, making a ballot unnecessary.

"Frank Black held the role of ATA owner driver representative from 2003 to 2009, and again since 2011," ATA chair Noelene Watson says.

"Leigh Smart is new to the ATA Council. His business, Formula Chemicals, specialises in the safe manufacture and transport of industrial chemicals."

Watson has thanked outgoing small fleet representative Doug McMillan, who held the position for 21 years.

Watson says he was "a marvellous supporter of the industry and the ATA".

Black and Smart will officially take up their positions on March 19 and will hold their roles for the next two years.

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