ATA elections commence for 2019


Owner-drivers and small fleet operators in spotlight

ATA elections commence for 2019
Geoff Crouch

 

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) says nominations, along with voting registrations, are open for the owner-driver and small fleet operator representative positions for its general council.

Candidates wishing to nominate for the owner-driver position must own, be purchasing or leasing one truck over 4.5 tonnes and drive it, be registered as a voter in ATA elections, and be a member of an ATA member association.

Small fleet operators must own, be purchasing or leasing two to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes, be registered as a voter in ATA elections, and be a member of an ATA member association.

To register to vote, an operator must own, be purchasing or leasing one to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes, including as a director of a company, a shareholder of a company, a trustee of a trust or a beneficiary of a trust.

A potential voter does not need to be in an ATA member association to vote, but will need to provide a valid ABN and email address.

ATA chair Geoff Crouch says the election is an opportunity for owner-drivers with one truck and small fleet operators with two to five trucks to have their say on the issues affecting the trucking industry.

"Our General Council guides the ATA’s industry policies and sets our strategic direction," Crouch says.

"Our owner-driver and small fleet representatives have a direct say on Council and can also join our policy committees."

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


Read ATA CEO Ben Maguire's industry outlook for 2019, here


Nominations and voter registrations close on January 31.

If more than one nomination is received in a category, an election will take place in February through an online, secure voting system.

The ATA has appointed Phil Potterton as the independent returning officer to conduct the election.

More information on nominations and voting can be found here.

 

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