Road freight growth continues

The latest figures released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics look at how the freight task has grown in recent years, while also looking back at trends over the past 40 plus years.   The figures show Western Australia’s road freight volumes, measured in tonne-kilometres have increase, on average 7.5 per cent a year between 1971 and 2013. The growth in freight has reduced in recent years with...

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Repeal dysfunctional RSRT as road toll reduces

Now is the time for Parliament to repeal the Road Safety Remuneration Act (RSRT), according to NatRoad. The recently published road death statistics show a continuing drop in the number of fatalities associated with heavy vehicles on the road, as released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).     As a result, the RSRA is no longer needed, says NatRoad as the association steps up its call...

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