New Driver License Check System

A new driver license check system has been introduced by Duncan Gay, NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. The new set up allows operators to check multiple licence and demerit point status at one time.     The voluntary system is designed to simplify the checking of employee licence and demerit information by reducing the processing associated with the task.   “Road safety is the ultimate winner,” said a...

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Progress for Local Access

In a couple of initiatives announced this week, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has shown its intention to make progress on improving last mile and local access for trucks. In one initiative, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and NHVR signed a memorandum of understanding, which is expected to streamline heavy vehicle access to 150,000 km of council controlled roads throughout the state.     “A total...

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Rural Transport Comes Together

Mount Panorama in Bathurst is the location of a get together for the rural transport sector in New South Wales. The Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association of New South Wales reckons around 220 delegates will be attending the 2016 LBCA Conference on March 4 and 5. The conference will see the awarding of the LBCA’s Young Driver of the Year for 2016, given to a young member of the industry who has demonstrated a best practice approach...

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Award Nominations

Nominations are open for a number of industry awards. The Australian Trucking Association has announced it is seeking names to go forward for its 2016 National Trucking Industry Awards. NSW’s Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association is also looking for nominations for its Young Driver of the Year for 2016.   The Trucking Industry Awards are presented to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and organisations in all fields of...

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Vale Noel Hoare

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association marks the passing of one of the stalwarts of the trucking industry. Diesel News reproduces their announcement of the news about Noel Hoare.     The ALRTA is saddened by the passing today of charismatic industry heavy weight Noel Hoare.   Noel was instrumental in the establishment of both the LBCA and the ALRTA. He served as the ALRTA National President...

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Young drivers rewarded

Last weekend the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association of NSW named the Young Driver of the Year. 29 year old, Raymond ‘Reggie’ Sutton, came away with the prize of a $5,000 trip to the US at the LBCA Conference in Jindabyne.   Three contenders were presented on the first morning of the LBCA event, before the overall winner was announced at that evening’s dinner event. The two runners up were, Adam Manwaring, a...

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