The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association Inc. was formed in the mid 1980’s with the vision of being the technical resource for the road transport industry in Australia.

Mission Statement

ARTSA seeks to bring together manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, parts and services to the road transport industry to promote the uptake of practices and technologies that will enhance the safety, productivity and reputation of the industry and to increase the awareness of regulators to current issues.

ARTSA’s vision

ARTSA’s vision is to be:

  • The most respected industry body in our market segment
  • A valued contributor and participant in the framing of road transport regulations
  • The most valued industry body in the eyes of our members
  • Actively engaged in the development of new people for our industry
  • We want our member organisations to state proudly that they get intrinsic value from their membership of ARTSA

Core activities

Core activities that flow from the Mission Statement and Vision are:

  1. Promoting and advocating sensible regulatory change
  2. Sharing knowledge and skills in our industry
  3. Advocating the use and benefit of quality components and their identification
  4. Keeping members informed about important developments in our industry
  5. Assisting in the provision of useful market information to members
  6. Encouraging networking and the development of personal and corporate contacts
  7. Identify and seek access to research and development funding for equipment, parts and services in the road transport sector

ARTSA Executive and Governance

ARTSA is an Incorporated Association and is run by an Executive headed by a Chair and two Deputy Chairs as well as supported by 9 Executive members and the ex-officio former Chair as well as the ARTSA Executive Officer. The office bearers for 2019 are:

  • Chair: Martin Toomey, Transport Equipment Australia
  • Deputy Chairs: Luke Callaway, Hendrickson and Rob Smedley, Smedley Engineers
  • Executive members: Wayne Baker, Bartlett; Marcus Coleman, Tiger Spider; Bob Edwards, TEAM; Sam Ellis, Jost; David Frazer, Haldex; Simon Humphries, Isuzu; Rachel Michaud, Knorr Bremse; Ian Thomson, BPW Transpec; Colin White, Whitehouse
  • Ex-officio member: Dr Peter Hart, Hartwood
  • Executive Director: Greg Rowe

For further details contact:

  • Greg Rowe, Executive Director, ARTSA
  • exec@artsa.com.au
  • Tel +61 407 825 132‬
  • Postal: PO Box 1076, Glen Waverley Vic 3150 Australia

See also: Representation

How to Join


Membership of ARTSA is open to those organisations who provide technical or organisational expertise, facilities or equipment to the Australian Road Transport Industry.

Associate Membership is open to any company, organisation or individual that has an involvement in the Transport Industry.

Activities Include

  • Regular meetings
  • Presentations by key industry representatives
  • Networking opportunities over many industry issues
  • Review of new and proposed regulations
  • National level consultation
  • Association with various national organisations
  • Powerful voice to influence decisions
  • Collective databases
  • Technical expertise and Technical Training
  • ARTSA Life Membership program
  • ARTSA Data Program

To apply to join ARTSA, simply down load the ARTSA membership form. If you need further information, contact the ARTSA Executive Officer, Greg Rowe on exec@artsa.com.au or 03 9818 7899


ARTSA is represented by its members on a number of committees including:

  • Industry Technical Council
  • VSB6
  • Technical Liaison Group
  • Industry Advisory Group, NTC
  • SAA ME53
  • Transport Industry Safety Group

To find out who represents ARTSA or to make enquiries about these groups and their agenda’s contact the ARTSA Executive Officer Greg Rowe at exec@artsa.com.au or on 0411 402 832

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