ATA 2013 elections get underway


Nominations and voter registrations for the 2013 Australian Trucking Association election have now opened

January 14, 2013

Nominations and voter registrations for the 2013 Australian Trucking Association (ATA) election have now opened.

Voters will elect an owner-driver and a small fleet representative to the general gouncil of the ATA.

Frank Black currently holds the owner-driver position, while Doug McMillan is the small fleet representative.

To become a candidate for the single truck owner driver position, an operator must own, be purchasing or leasing one truck over 4.5 tonnes and drive it.

For the small fleet position, an operator must own, be purchasing or leasing two to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes. Candidates must be members of an ATA member organisation.

To register to vote, an operator must own, be purchasing or leasing one to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes and be on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.

ATA Chairman David Simon says the general council sets the group’s policy direction and deals with issues affecting safety, professionalism and operator viability.

"I urge all owner drivers and small fleet operators to register to vote. For the first time in an ATA election, you can register to vote online through the ATA website. As a result, it is quicker and easier than ever before to help elect your representatives," Simon says.

"I also urge owner drivers and small fleet operators who want to help build the industry’s future to nominate for one of the two positions."

Nominations and voter registrations close on February 11. If there are more candidates than vacancies, there will be an election by postal ballot.


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