TRUCKING COMPLAINTS * Australia: ATA call for Government neutrality policy
* ACT - Equal concessions for all says ATA
Australian Trucking Association Chair, Geoff Crouch, has called for a level playing field between the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and TruckSafe... (TruckSafe is an industry-based quality assurance program. These days TruckSafe is a company wholly owned by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), which constantly invests a considerable amount of time, effort and finances in order to represent a united voice for the transport industry when dealing with various government bodies)... The industry body has suggested in their latest submission into the review of the Australian Government's competitive neutrality policy, that the NHVAS holds a net competitive advantage as a result of its public ownership... Despite TruckSafe's additional safety and best practice requirements which include rigorous audit approaches and independent panels; regulatory concessions available to NHVAS accredited operators that are not available to TruckSafe accredited operators... "They've said that government businesses should not enjoy a net competitive advantage, regulatory frameworks should not restrict competition, and that in providing services government policy should encourage a diversity of providers"...
Canberra, ACT, Australia - Big Rigs - 5th May 2017
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