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Owner drivers voted for change


Owner drivers have overwhelmingly backed TWU candidate Frank Black as their representative on the ATA’s general council, highlighting the desire for change in the trucking industry.



“I’m very pleased with the win. I hope my presence on the general council will mean the ATA will start to listen to reasoned arguments about why we need to reform our industry and make wealthy clients at the top pay, instead of passing resolutions which play right into their hands. I hope they will start to understand how damaging their campaign to shut down a road safety watchdog three years ago was since it took away guaranteed 30-day payments for owner drivers. Since then drivers are doing it hard, anyone who is talking to us regularly will know this.  Transport operators are also doing it hard. No amount of ignoring the problem will make it go away. We have a chance for change and the ATA needs to get on board,” said Frank Black.
 
“The problem is that when the ATA opposed the road safety watchdog three years ago it was replaced with nothing. The ATA are even passing resolutions to do nothing. Drivers need enforceable and sustainable rates and conditins addressed, doing nothing is not a solution,” he added.



Frank stood up and fought a court case last year when he was stopped and fined over his rego - despite the fact that he had paid for it but had yet to get home to collect it.

















 

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    If you registered to vote in the ATA General Council elections, you will from Thursday February 7 get a ballot by email. Open the email and click on the link. Make sure you vote for Frank to give owner drivers a strong voice.

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  • OWNER DRIVERS VOTE FOR CHANGE IN ATA ELECTIONS

    March 04


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 March 2019
     
     
    Owner drivers have overwhelmingly backed TWU candidate Frank Black as their representative on the ATA’s general council, highlighting the desire for change in the trucking industry. Frank, a long-distance owner driver for over 30 years who has previously served on the ATA general council, stood for changes in the industry to ensure safe rates and a stronger independent voice for owner drivers on the ATA.

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