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  • 22 Jul 2018 1:50 PM | Anonymous
    What are people saying about our "Putting it on Paper" Workshops around the state?  We have had over 300 people attend our workshops so far and they are being very well received for being practical, helpful and easy to understand.  

    "The Toowoomba workshop yesterday was very well received by all attendees, I know my table who consisted of all long term transport industry owners / managers really appreciated the way Karen delivered the topic at a level that we all could understand and then easily relate it to our daily processes.  This certainly removed a lot of the unknown and fear of the new COR requirements.  Thank you QTA,  for your efforts, I will certainly be passing this workshop information on all that can benefit from it." 

    Just a quick note to congratulate you all on a great workshop presentation in Warwick last night, well done.  Karen , I think the turning point for the crowd was when you spoke about ‘’changing the steer tyre in the desert "

    "Thanks Legends.....Greatly Appreciated !!....Cheers....."

    "We were so pleased we attended. It was extremely well presented and helped us enormously.  Karen Bow did a brilliant job of presenting the facts.  In our case it gave us re-assurance that we were on the right path. She also made herself available to speak one on one to all who required some individual case info.  Lisa Acret was also good to speak to and I found her extremely helpful.  As a result we would like to become a member of QTA."

    Next week's sessions are in Brisbane with only limited places available at Caboolture on Thursday 26th July, 8am-11.00am.  The sessions at The Glen and the Port of Brisbane have sold out.  

    To express your interest to attend an evening session in Brisbane, register here and you will be advised when the date has been confirmed.  

    To find a workshop in your region please click here.

  • 05 Jul 2018 2:07 PM | Administration (Administrator)


    As of July 1st 2018 the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has implemented a change in the training requirements for road transport operators, schedulers and drivers. The new fatigue subjects provide drivers, schedulers, supervisors and managers with information critical to effectively manage the risk of fatigue in road transport operations.

    NHVR have released the following subjects to meet the new requirements and Strategix Training Group are here to help in your company's training requirements.  For more details on the Fatigue courses, please click on the relevant course link below.

    TLIF0006 - Administer a fatigue risk management system

    TLIF0005 – Apply a fatigue risk management system

    Enrol online at  

    For more information, please contact Strategix Training Group:

    E: OR

    Ph: 1300 TRAINING

  • 04 Jul 2018 12:40 PM | Administration (Administrator)

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have designed Tax Time Toolkits to help Australians correctly prepare and lodge their tax returns. In some tax areas, taxpayers are at risk of making a mistake. These areas include:

    • work-related expenses – knowing what you can and can’t claim
    • rental properties – understanding what income you need to declare and what deductions you can claim
    • income – knowing what to declare
    • gifts and donations – knowing what you can and can’t claim
    • record keeping – keeping the right records so you can substantiate your claims and don’t miss out on a deduction.

    The content in the toolkits is designed to be made available to your staff, networks and clients. The toolkits contain a range of information and resources that can be used or adapted for your own communication channels.

    The ATO has tailored a Toolkit specific for the Transport and Logistics industry to support transport and logistic organisations and staff. Download the FREE 28 page - Transport nd Logistics Toolkit now

    Tax Time 2018 Toolkit - General -this toolkit is suitable for all audiences for access to general tax time messages.

    For more information
    If you require an accessible version of these toolkits, or would like some tailored content to share across your communication channels, email

  • 18 Jun 2018 7:29 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    There are some important changes effecting heavy vehicle registration being introduced in Queensland and other states and territories operating under the National Heavy Vehicle Law from 1 July 2018.

    To find out about how these changes will be introduced in Queensland on the 1st July 2018, please download the Fact Sheet

  • 16 May 2018 3:00 PM | Administration (Administrator)

    QTA has a proud history of over 110 years in Queensland of being at the forefront of representing our great industry. This ensures we continue to thrive as an industry that contributes much to our community and economy.

    In partnership with Daimler Trucks and Bus Australia, the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd are proud to offer a Scholarship Program to emerging leaders in our trucking industry.

    Queensland Trucking Association Ltd CEO, Gary Mahon announced today “We are extremely pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with Daimler Truck and Bus Australia and the establishment of the QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program.  This program will identify potential leadership talent and provide opportunities to cultivate leadership capability within the industry.”  Mr Mahon said.

    “The establishment of this partnership with Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, affirms our joint commitment to the next generation of industry leaders who will contribute to the future prosperity of the industry.” said Mr Mahon.

    Daimler Truck and Bus Australia President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead says the company is thrilled to back the scholarship program.  “Daimler Truck and Bus is passionate about making the transport industry a destination industry for the best and the brightest young Australians,” Mr Whitehead says.

    “The Australian transport industry can provide wonderful and fulfilling career opportunities for young people and Daimler Truck and Bus is proud to support the Queensland Trucking Association and its exciting scholarship program that aims to further develop emerging talent,” he says.

    The program is open to applicants aged 21+ and is about identifying emerging leaders in the industry, developing their capability to contribute to the productivity, efficiency and safety of their employer/business to lead them into the future.  

    Applications are now open and will close on 31 July 2018.  To apply, or find more out more visit QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program.


  • 15 May 2018 10:11 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    QTA Silver Partner, rt health fund have provided a Flu Poster to distribute to employees and members or place on noticeboards highlighting this years’ flu season facts.

  • 16 Mar 2018 11:37 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    Members are hereby advised of the convening of the Forty-second Annual General Meeting of the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd will take place on:
    DateThursday 26th April 2018
    Time:   5:00pm to 8:00pm (approx.)
    Venue: Easts Leagues Club (Langlands Park),
                40 Main Avenue, Coorparoo Qld 4151

    Guest Speaker: Peter Voorhoeve, Volvo Group Australia, President

    All members/guests are eligible to attend the Annual General Meeting. 
    MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE ONLINE including Nominating for the 2018 Board of Directors and Registering your attendance no later than C.O.B. Thursday 19th April 2018. 


    Should you have any questions about the Annual General Meeting or nominating for the Board of Directors, please contact the QTA office on 07 3394 4388 or email

  • 16 Mar 2018 11:25 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    An initiative to support QLD SMEs by QTA Platinum Partner, Scottish Pacific Business Finance

    Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
    Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Factory 51, 51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo (Plenty of free street parking)

    What is the Event about?
    Many businesses who are eligible to claim fuel tax credits are not fully claiming all credits they are entitled to.

    In this session guests will be navigated through the fuel tax credit legislation; provided with practical tips to assist in accurate recording of fuel use.  The speaker will also share examples of how recent changes in legislation have helped other SMEs by providing them with additional refunds they were not previously eligible for.

    Who will be providing their expertise?
    Leading the presentation will be Tony Windle.  Tony is the National Head of Indirect Tax at Grant Thornton.  He has 17 years' experience providing specialist tax services; with a particular focus in fuel tax credits.

    Is this event relevant to my business?
    This event is perfect for businesses who spend over $500K per annum on fuel & conduct operational activities such as transportation, construction, mining & mining support; as well as companies using fuel in buses, concrete trucks, garbage trucks, mobile cranes & other heavy road vehicles operating auxiliary equipment.


    TICKETS $20.00 per attendee.   QTA Members will receive a discounted price of $15.00 per person when using the promo code: QTA.

  • 16 Mar 2018 11:24 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    TWUSUPER invites you to attend a breakfast seminar on Friday 13 April where a representative from the ATO will provide an update on new reporting requirements coming next year - we will discuss:

    • What is Single Touch Payroll
    • What it means for you
    • How to get ready
    From July 2018 - salaries and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation payments will need to be reported to the ATO from an employer's payroll solution at the same time that the payments are made. Employers will no longer be able to use a separate process to report payments to the ATO.

    The requirement will apply from:
    • 1 July 2018 (for employers with 20 or more employees)
    • 1 July 2019 (for employers with 19 or fewer employees - but you can choose to start earlier)
    This breakfast seminar will also provide you with the opportunity to network with other Payroll, Finance and HR professionals within the Transport Industry.

    Event details
    Date: Friday 13 April 2018
    Time: Registration from 7.30am, for an 8.00 - 9.15am presentation (Breakfast is included)
    Location: Fitzy's Loganholme (Carbrook Room) Bryants Road & Pacific Hwy, Loganholme QLD 4129
    Parking: Onsite car park is available
    Dress: Business attire

    RSVP - Please RSVP by Friday 6 April by emailing (Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements.)

    If you are not able to attend but would like further information on this topic, please visit our website or you can email us and a TWUSUPER Account Manager will contact you at a convenient time. 

  • 14 Feb 2018 8:54 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training are hosting an employer and industry consultation session for the Certificate III in Driving Operations to be held in Townsville on 22 February 2018 from 4.30pm – 5.00pm. (Venue -  Townsville Regional Office, Level 4, Rooms 4.16 East & West, 445 Flinders Street, Townsville City)

    At this session, the department will present information on government training investment in this qualification and risk areas that have been identified.

     Importantly, the department is seeking feedback about whether training delivery is meeting industry skills needs. 

    Important:  If you wish to attend the consultation session, it is a requirement of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training that each person attending registers for the session by COB Monday 19 February at the following link (external) - REGISTER HERE

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