Voter registrations and candidate nominations close tomorrow…
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) will close voter registrations and candidate nominations for the 2017 ATA elections at 5pm (AEST) tomorrow.
ATA Chair, Noelene Watson, says the opportunity should not be missed as the elections provide an opportunity to make a difference.
“In the election trucking operators will elect one owner driver representative and one small fleet operator with 2 to 5 trucks to the ATA General Council.
“The Council sets our strategic policy direction, and the representatives have a direct say in Council and on our policy committees.”
To nominate as a candidate for the owner driver position, you must own, be purchasing or leasing at least 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 organisation.
To nominate as a candidate for the small fleet position, you must own, be purchasing or leasing 2 to 5 trucks over 4.5 tonnes, be registered as a voter in ATA elections, and be a member of an ATA member organisation.
To register to vote in the election, 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 can’t have your say if you don’t register to vote,”
“I urge owner drivers and small fleet operators to register online at the ATA website. It’s easy, fast and there’s no paperwork anymore,” Mrs Watson said.