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Burson Auto Parts' is a valued partner of MTA WA

Burson Auto Parts’ commitment to provide Australian automotive repairers with the highest quality and value packed workshop equipment continues with the introduction of the world’s most trusted hoist range to the Burson Equipment range.

Established in the USA back in 1925, the premium quality Rotary Hoist brand has been a forerunner in automotive workshop hoist design for decades.  With sales of the famed Rotary two post hoist exceeding one million units to date, Rotary Hoists have become synonymous with successful automotive workshops all over the world.

PBS marketplace review seeks to build on safety and productivity gains as Australia’s freight task growsInterested parties are invited to provide feedback on ways to improve the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme for heavy vehicles.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released a discussion paper which presents preliminary findings of an evaluation of the PBS scheme and possible actions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the scheme.

Dangers of mixing coolants

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:23

This information has been provided by Castrol

The increasing drive by OEMs to higher horsepower and torque engines, stresses engine and cooling system. This has led to the rapid expansion of the number and type of engine coolant products available for the customer to purchase coupled with increased demands of engine operators for longer service periods, greater component durability and engine life.

Are you aware that your MTA WA membership includes employment, HR, IR and representation services 

Many members have advised they are being pressured into signing up with several employment organisations at a substantial fee for a three or five year period. Some unfortunately have and cannot exit the contract. The businesses are known to have high pressured sales techniques. There is no need for you to obtain services from any other employment business.  Why would you pay twice for the same type of services, especially when the other is substantially higher in fees?  

Parents and carers to determine start and finish time?

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:36

The Motor Trade Association's need your comments on an imminent review of flexible working arrangements for some employees with parenting and / or caring responsibilities.

The Fair Work Commission is currently considering an ACTU claim to include new provisions in virtually all modern awards that would give some employees with parenting and/or caring responsibilities a right to determine their days of work and starting/finishing times.

Hat trick for the GTi Girls at 2017 Targa West

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 15:25

The GTi Girls achieved a hat trick over the weekend winning their third Targa West in the Challenge Modern category. MTA WA apprentices once again had an amazing opportunity to test their skills in the high pressure environment of working in a competition service crew.

Nick Xenophon, 27,000 auto jobs waiting to be filled

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 12:37

Senator Nick Xenophon says the Federal Government needs to urgently act on recommendations made by a Senate Inquiry in December 2015 to address critical skills shortages currently crippling large parts of the automotive sector.

Governments normally have three months to respond to Senate Inquiry recommendations, but have failed to do so here.

Australian auto industry worth $37 billion

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 12:21

The Australian automotive sector will still contribute a massive $37.1 billion to the economy (2.2 per cent of GDP) beyond the end of local car manufacturing in October.

And there are currently a record 27,000 auto job vacancies waiting to filled, upped to a staggering 35,000 vacancies in the sector within a year — contrary to generally-held views.

Local EVs key to automotive gains

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 12:12

With all major international automotive manufacturers winding down their Australian operations, the burden of keeping an industry afloat is increasingly falling on local entrepenuers and manufacturers. 

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is of the opinion that growing the local auto industry is going to pitot around the adoption of further electric and autonomous driving technologies. 

Repair data, real-world emission change in the air

Pia Duxbury Monday, 14 August 2017 11:31

Australian independent mechanics and body shops are likely to get compulsory access to manufacturer repair data.

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and state Automobile Chamber of Commerce members are championing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for recommending compulsory nationwide access to repair information.

The ACCC’s interim New Car Retailing Market Study draft released today strongly advocates for MTAA auto repair and bodyshop members to be provided access to manufacturer vehicle data in order to service and repair, independent of dealerships.

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