Owner drivers and the operators of small trucking fleets are being invited to cast a vote in the election of two representatives for the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).
The ATA telling is voter registrations will open on the 18th of January 2017 and candidate nominations will open on the 25th of January.
Nominations and voter registrations will both close on the 22nd of February 2017.
“The ATA Council debates and sets our strategic policy direction, dealing with issues that impact our industry’s safety, professionalism and viability,” ATA Chair Noelene Watson said.
“This election gives owner drivers and small fleet operators the opportunity to have a direct say in who will represent them and their issues on the ATA Council.”
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.
While Mrs Watson said the 2017 election will be the first ATA election to be conducted entirely online.
“This election will be more accessible than ever for owner drivers and small fleet operators, as the days of waiting for ballot papers to arrive in the mail have now made way for online, secure ballots.”
More details on the 2017 ATA elections can be found on the ATA website.