A group of stakeholders in the automotive and transport industry has issued a call on the Federal Government to prepare a comprehensive Transport Energy Plan for Australia to ensure protection in the event of disruption to national fuel supplies.
Current NatRoad CEO, Chris Melham, is to take over the reins of the Australian Trucking Association in the New Year. He will take over from current ATA CEO, Stuart St Clair. Read more
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). Read more
Today, the passing of Terry Nolan has been announced. Terry, and his wife Daph, were instrumental in many developments in the trucking industry, over the years, as the owners of Nolans Interstate Transport. Read more
The Australian Trucking Association has elected a new Chair, Noelene Watson, who is the managing Director of refrigerated transport operator, Don Watson Transport. She takes over from David Simon, who steps down after four years in the role. Read more
Representatives from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator have met with a large group of trucking operators from Southern NSW and been sent a strong endorsement of the need to continue National law reform. The meeting in Canberra took place in the NatRoad HQ and support for the NHVR was expressed despite the delays currently causing problem for those requiring permits. Read more
The under siege National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has received support from important stake holders who continue to insist on the need for a single regulator for the road transport industry. Today in Parliament Warren Truss, Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, said he and his fellow transport ministers from the states involved remain committed to the NHVR project. Read more
It may now be time to circle the wagons as the rampaging hordes approach on horseback. Attacking the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has now become a national sport, with a front page news story, followed up by a self-serving opinion piece in today’s Australian newspaper. Read more