The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has partnered with Brighter, combining Australia’s trucking industry with the natural gas sector.
Brighter is an initiative of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), and exists to showcase stories of natural gas and how it is used in everyday life.
ATA CEO, Ben Maguire, said, “The ATA and the natural gas sector have a strong connection as we both represent industries that are a vital part of the Australian way of life.
“The backbone of both our industries lie in the regional and rural towns of Australia. Whether it’s local transport companies or the natural gas projects based near regional communities, we support communities, local jobs and small businesses.”
Director for the Brighter program, Sarah Browne, said that there were many other areas in which trucking and the natural gas industry crossed paths.
“Whether it be through developing cleaner fuels, working together on local projects, upgrades to regional roads or programs to make our shared roads safer, we have much in common,” Ms Browne said.
“We look forward to working with the ATA to showcase some of the people and businesses around the country and their invaluable contribution to the trucking and natural gas industries.”
Following a successful partnership with the ATA through the Trucking Australia Business Lunch in Perth earlier this year, APPEA’s Brighter program will continue as a major sponsor of the Business Lunch in 2020, demonstrating its support for small and medium-sized businesses in the Australian trucking industry.
The ongoing partnership also provides an opportunity for further collaboration between the trucking and natural gas industries, including through the Brighter Bright Spark program, which tells the stories of hard-working people employed directly and indirectly by the natural gas industry, including truck drivers and trucking operators.