The Australian Trucking Association has appointed a new Senior Advisor Engineering to work alongside, recently appointed, Government Relations Manager, Bill McKinlay. The ATA statement said it is delighted to welcome Chris Loose as the new technical go-to man for the organisation, starting in January 2015.
Chris is a well known expert in his field with extensive experience in engineering roles within the truck manufacturing industry, including work with Mercedes-Benz Australia, Freightliner and Iveco.
“I’ve been involved in the trucking industry for a long time, and have participated in a number of the ATA’s technical and maintenance events over the years,” said Loose. “The basic philosophy of the ATA aligns very neatly with my own, you start with the outcomes that industry needs, then develop a product to meet these expectations. You then make sure that your product works and is safe in all conditions.
“I have a keen interest in vehicle safety. One issue at the moment is brake compatibility between trucks and trailers, which can easily create some big safety issues. I look forward to creating some industry discussion and providing technical advice on issues like these in my role with the ATA.”
Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Monash University, and is a qualified HC truck driver.