Christopher Melham has announced that he is leaving the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).
After five years at the helm of the ATA, Mr Mehlam has accepted a new role with another leading association, according to the trucking association.
In a statement released this afternoon by the ATA, Association Chair, Noelene Watson, thanked Mr Mehlam for his contribution and highlighted some of the significant gains made during his tenure, including:
- Reconnecting the Tasmanian Transport Association with the ATA
- Achieving reductions in heavy vehicle fuel taxes
- Leading the national campaign to defeat the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal
- Securing the agreement of transport ministers to simplify and extend the scope of chain of responsibility laws, which are now before Parliament.
The ATA advise that a search for a suitable replacement has commenced.