The Australian, state and territory governments are looking at increasing truck charges from 1 July 2021. They would do this by—
  • reducing the fuel tax credits you can claim by 0.6 cents per litre and
  • increasing the national roads component of truck and trailer registration charges by 2.5 per cent, in the states that apply the national charges.
The ATA is conducting this survey to understand how the proposed increase would affect your business. You can get more detail about the proposed increase here.

The questions at the end of the survey ask for your name and contact details. You only need to answer these questions if you'd like to be in the draw to win a $50 gift card. We won't link these details to the rest of your survey responses.

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* 1. How many people work in your trucking business?

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* 2. What are your main types of work? You can select all the answers that apply and add your own response as well.

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* 3. Compared to the period immediately before the 2019-20 bushfires and the start of the pandemic, how has your business activity changed?

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* 4. Trucking businesses face a host of third party costs. We’d like you to check the charges in this list that you can pass on to your customers. You can check all, some or none of these charges, and add your own at the end.

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* 5. Do you have any comments about your ability to pass on costs?

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* 6. Do your contracts usually include fuel surcharges or levies so you can pass fluctuations in the price of fuel, or changes in fuel tax credits, on to your customers?

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* 7. Do you have any comments about fuel surcharges as a way of passing on fuel price or fuel tax credit changes?

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* 8. Apart from fuel surcharges, do your contracts usually have rate review provisions?

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* 9. Is there anything more you can tell us about how you handle rate reviews? We’d particularly like to know if you use a price index such as CPI (if you use a different price index to CPI, we'd really like to know about that, too).

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* 10. Do you have contracts that reduce your payment rates over time, in the expectation that you will find cost reductions?

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* 11. What can you tell us about the effect that a 0.6 cents per litre reduction in your fuel tax credits and a 2.5 per cent increase in the roads component of registration charges would have on your business?

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* 12. If governments decided to go ahead with these changes, how could they reduce their impact on your business?

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* 13. Your name, if you would like to be in the prize draw. We won't link your details to your survey answers.

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* 14. Email address, if you would like to be in the prize draw.

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* 15. Mobile phone, if you would like to be in the prize draw

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