HVIA and ATA in parliamentary group link

Peak bodies seek to gain political understanding of national industry issues

HVIA and ATA in parliamentary group link
HVIA and ATA aim to take their advocacy to Canberra


The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to work together on key policy issues.

The partnership, signed off on by ATA chair Geoff Crouch and HVIA chair John Drake, involves establishing a Parliamentary Friends of Trucks, Trailers, Transport and Logistics (PFTTTL) lobby group to advance industry's position within the government.

Key issues PFTTTL aims to tackle include:

  • maximising productivity
  • raising the industry profile
  • solving the skills deficit
  • improving road safety.

Read about HVIA's vehicle width advocacy, here

The MOU notes that issues may be reviewed anually for relevance and may change depending on the views of members of parliament and industry needs.

The two associations also note that they will, outside their individual policy positions and advocacy, "use all tools at their disposal to satisfactorily reach a consensus position".

Parliamentary freindships are formally recognised groups, lasting a term of parliament,  that aim to bring together politicians from different parties with senators and MPs as members.




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