Hyderabad Goods Transport Association, popularly known as HGTA, was formed in the year 1971 by a selected number of leading goods transporters of that time. In no time, it got the popular support and its base strengthened by hundreds of members.
HGTA, as its first task, set about creating much needed infrastructure for the goods transporters with vigorous interaction with the state government and as a result, the Autonagar on Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway took shape initially accommodating around 170 goods transport companies along with concomitant auxiliary units like truck brokers, auto repairers, tyre dealers and retreaders etc.
HGTA, within its brief preamble, interacted with various government agencies by way of consultations and consensus and brought about much required amenities and reliefs to the transporters. It also every year conducted meetings with hamali unions and effected uniform rate of payments to them.
The year 1991 witnessed almost a resurgence in its activities. Its governing rules under Memorandum & Articles of the Association were further broadened and enhanced and the strength of Managing Committee members increased and their roles redefined to augment its services with purpose and poignancy to this sector.
In 1995, HGTA celebrated its Silver Jubilee year in a resounding way with pomp and purpose it deserved. Number of seminars were held on information sharing in a thought provoking manner added with entertainment programmes to savour. HGTA’s self-appraisal and its dignity grew to further heights. The event created pleasant nostalgia in the years that followed.
HGTA, like any other Association, is governed by its Managing Committee consisting of 21 Members elected once in two years including 6 Office Bearers.
The managing committee meets once in a month and sets its agenda from time to time based on the interests of this sector and in its dealing with the subjects, the sub-committees appointed by the managing committee contribute a great share. At present, the Managing Committee has five sub-committees viz, i) Coordination Committee ( to arbitrate on disputes represented by members for seeking amicable solutions), ii) Customer Relations Committee ( to interact with Industries and other Trading Communities to solve the problems and thereby strengthen the relations between this sector and them) iii) Labour Advisory Committee to look into the problems of Hamali Unions, iv) Infrastructure Committee to assess the needs of infrastructural needs and interact with government and other agencies, and v) Public Relations Committee to arrange much needed seminars on managerial subjects and bring out the House Magazine at regular intervals.
Above all, HGTA has established a Transport Training & Development Institute at Autonagar which greatly serving the needs of this sector at this time by imparting training to the staff members and drivers on various disciplines much required in these changed times . It is a hall mark of the Association.