Mainfreight joins ATA as corporate member

Membership allows it to help shape industry outcomes

Mainfreight joins ATA as corporate member
Mainfreight branch manager Ashley Taylor (middle) at the ceremony


The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed global logistics provider Mainfreight as a corporate member, giving it scope to participate in shaping industry in Australia via the development of ATA policy, internal committees and the ATA General Council.

The New Zealand-headquartered company was established in 1978 and offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding.

It expanded into Australia in 1989, celebrating its 30th anniversary here this year, and has made overseas acquisitions such as the Wim Bosman Group in 2011, expanding its international global network with branches throughout Europe.

Mainfreight has branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the United States.

It also recently joined South Australian transport peak body South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA), which is also a ATA member association.

Membership will allow for future collaboration opportunities, including grassroots-based conversations about safety, conferencing and networking with industry leaders, Maguire adds.

"Just like the ATA, the team at Mainfreight are very future-focused and will bring significant value to the wider ATA community," ATA CEO Ben Maguire says.

"Having also recently joined ATA member association SARTA, Mainfreight’s membership will strengthen our relationships and commitment to ensuring the industry remain safe, professional and viable."

Read about Mainfreight's record Australian performance in 2018, here

The ATA was present at the Mainfreight Prestons depot for the welcoming ceremony, which also coincided with the Coffee with a Cop event.

"This is a great opportunity for Mainfreight to showcase their culture and business, giving the ATA team an insight into daily operations.

"We’re also joined by NSW Police for an internal Coffee with a Cop event, our first for 2019.

"Coffee with a Cop is a chance for Mainfreight staff to clarify issues and address concerns with police in a positive and informal way."

Mainfreight’s strategy is based on a 100-year vision that shapes its approach to recruitment and training of team members, customer and supplier relationships and growth strategies, ATA notes.


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