Talking Turkey, Talking Footy

The CEO of the Queensland Trucking Association, Gary Mahon, was talking turkey, talking footy when he decided to draw out a long analogy between playing football and the road ahead for the trucking industry in a recent speech. “The purpose of football is fairly straightforward,” said Mahon. “It’s to get a bag full of air and put it over a line. It’s amazing how many people can make that as complicated as you could possibly think, but...

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Training Initiative in Queensland on Tour

A training initiative in Queensland, VET 4 T&L, is holding a series of information events all across the state over the next three months. The initiative has been set up through the Queensland Trucking Association as part of the VET Industry Engagement Program and is funded by the Queensland Department of Education and Training.   Its remit is to support ongoing reform and operations of the vocational education and training...

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Change at the Top in Queensland

The Queensland Trucking association has announced the resignation of its CEO, to take place later this year. Peter Garske had tendered his resignation to the QTA’s Board of Directors Meeting held on February 9. “The QTA Board of Directors has accepted Peter’s resignation acknowledging his significant contribution across 20 years of service to the Board and the Association’s members” said Ben Almond, QTA President. “The date of effect...

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Toowoomba toll talk

Here is a fly-through made of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing to show its route up the range and around the city’s north. The new 41 km route will improve freight times and costs for the increasing truck traffic heading west from Brisbane towards the Darling Downs and further west into the rest of Queensland. It will also considerably reduce the truck traffic, which currently passes straight through the centre of the city....

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Award night for QTA

At the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) Awards night a celebration of trucking in Queensland saw a wide range of individuals and operators receiving honours.     Two Driving Excellence Awards were presented on the night. The first went to Neil Kerkow from BP Australia’s Wondai depot. He has been employed at the same depot for over 35 years and is known around his workplace as having a keen eye for detail in all...

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