HVIA-ATA Parliamentary Friends collaboration

HVIA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) committing to work together on key policy issues.

The partnership was signed off by ATA chair Geoff Crouch and HVIA chair John Drake at the Official Opening breakfast of the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

The collaboration will seek to establish a Parliamentary Friends of Trucks, Trailers, Transport and Logistics (PFTTTL) group as a way of improving policy advocacy and elevating the issues of heavy vehicle manufacturers and transport operators.

Key issues PFTTTL aims to tackle include:

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

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

The members of HVIA and the ATA will invite Members of the new Parliament to share their daily experience to get a better understanding of the challenges confronting the industry.

HVIA and the ATA, will facilitate requests for local factory or dealership tour, drive days or  an opportunity to be a passenger in a heavy vehicle as a way of showcasing our industry, its opportunities and its issues.

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