The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is currently holding elections and is encouraging owner drivers to cast their votes.
Owner drivers with one truck and small fleet operators with 2-5 trucks will elect two representatives to the General Council of the ATA and Chair Noelene Watson said this was a critical opportunity for those operators to have their say.
“The ATA Council sets our strategic policy direction. It deals with the critical issues that will determine the industry’s long term future,”
“You can’t have your say if you don’t register to vote, so 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.”
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.
Voter registrations for the 2017 election will close on 22 February.
The election will be conducted entirely online, using a secure voting system.