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ATA Releases Its Plan for Trucking Industry Contract Standards

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has proposed a plan to the Fair Work Commission, advocating for the establishment of fair contract standards in the freight industry. The ATA believes that the commission should have the authority to set contract standards but not determine freight rates. The proposal emphasises the need for fair contracts, especially in situations where transport businesses face unforeseen costs. The ATA’s plan outlines specific areas of focus, including payment terms, fuel levies, and termination clauses, among others. The association aims to ensure that contracts are equitable and reflect the challenges and costs faced by transport businesses.

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