lack of sufficient rest areas on our highways

Lack of Sufficient Rest Areas on Our Highways

Gary Mahon, Queensland Trucking Association CEO, sparked off a round of applause at the NatRoad Conference, when he was talking about the lack of sufficient rest areas on our highways and suggesting a solution which might help drivers who cannot find a decent place to rest.  Read more

access legislation does not need reform

Access Legislation Does Not Need Reform

According to the Australian Trucking Association it is in broad agreement with views expressed at the National Transport Commission’s Brisbane workshop on access, that access legislation does not need reform. The problem lies in the way regulations are being enforced. Read more

more flexibility in fatigue rules

More Flexibility in Fatigue Rules

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is calling for more flexibility in fatigue rules in its submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review being conducted by the National Transport Commission.  Read more

increasing challenges for road freight

Increasing Challenges for Road Freight

The release of the 2019 Infrastructure Australia Audit, called ‘An Assessment of Australia’s Future Infrastructure Needs’ has identified increasing challenges for road freight, including agricultural, regional, urban and non-bulk freight as well as poor planning and congestion, and poor maintenance and limited capacity in regional areas.  Read more

the trucking industry to become genuinely inclusive

Gender Equality in Trucking

A new report tells us there is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in trucking. It shows the trucking industry lags well behind most other industries in Australia in the number of women involved and in the pay levels women receive in this country. Read more

the next chapter from NTARC

The Next Chapter from NTARC

The National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC) has been producing reports using the data collected by National Transport Insurance (NTI) in accident claims for many years and the next chapter from NTARC was unveiled at the Trucking 19 Australian Trucking Association Conference. This latest report, covering 2017, has just been released and Adam Gibson, NTI Transport and Logistics Risk Engineer and author of the NTARC report, presented the results in Perth. 

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a safety solution waiting, waiting and waiting

A Safety Solution Waiting, Waiting and Waiting

Here we see a supreme example of a safety solution waiting, waiting and waiting to get adopted, but the wheels of progress grind exceedingly slow. This video was made back in 2016, but this is still the only working example of such a system in Australia.  Read more

Australia’s first regional toll road opens

Australia’s First Regional Toll Road Opens

There was some relief for Queensland trucking operators, when the announcement about when Australia’s first regional toll road opens was made by the Queensland Government. The statement about the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) also announced the level of tolls which will be charged to trucks using the new road. Read more

getting the law right

Getting the New Law Right

There is a process going on to reform the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and the trucking industry is being asked to get involved in making sure they are getting the new law right. Some of the stakeholders presented their views at the NatRoad Conference. Read more