2019 trucking industry election now underway

NOMINATION are now open for the owner-driver and small fleet operator representative positions on the Australian Trucking Association's General Council.

Registrations to vote for the positions are also open.

ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said the election was an opportunity for owner-drivers with one truck and small fleet operators with 2-5 trucks to have their say on the critical issues affecting the trucking industry.

"Our General Council guides the ATA's industry policies and sets our strategic direction," Mr Crouch said.

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

To nominate for the owner-driver position, you 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.

To register to vote, you must own, be purchasing or leasing 1-5 trucks over 4.5 tonnes. You will also need to provide a valid ABN and an email address that is unique to you. You do not need to be in an ATA member association to vote.

"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," Mr Crouch said.

Nominations and voter registrations close on 31 January.

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 distinguished former public servant Phil Potterton as the Independent Returning Officer to conduct the election.

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