No Room For Internal Bickering

In the light of the news Chris Melham is moving on from his post at the Australian Trucking Association, the trucking community must keep forging ahead. There is no room for internal bickering or territory battles, the industry is still facing major issues and needs to remain united and continue to fight the good fight.   Since his arrival as CEO at NatRoad, some time ago, and then his move across to the ATA last year, Chris has...

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Take It Back To Sydney

With the slogan ‘Take It Back To Sydney’, NatRoad are showing a different way to approach the issues which directly affect the trucking industry. It seems the fight earlier in the year to bring down the RSRT has given the association a new lease of life.   The association seems to be getting back in touch with its roots, in more ways than one. Yes, it is working hard to engage the grass roots membership and issues calls to...

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More United and More Proactive

Getting the industry more united and more proactive is the aim of Warren Clark in pushing forward the trucking agenda. Moving ahead with NatRoad is now the task for Clark, who took over as CEO at the Canberra HQ of the National Road Transport Association, better known as NatRoad last year.     He could have expected a relatively smooth transition into the role. The period up to Christmas rarely holds many surprises in the...

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I’m Looking Out For a Hero

I’m looking out for a hero after last week’s NatRoad conference ended with gongs being handed out to veteran members of the two associations which merged to form the current organisation, back in the nineties. It was a time for a bit of nostalgia and there is always someone whose speech can go on a little bit too long.   This longevity of service can be a good thing, showing loyalty and industry involvement over a long period is...

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Five Year Blueprint for Change

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released its five-year blueprint for change, moving towards a safer, productive and more compliant heavy vehicle industry. Speaking at the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) conference in Cairns, Darren Chester, Transport and Infrastructure Minister called it an agenda setting document, which would link three key strategies to continue the reform of the heavy vehicle industry.  ...

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My Trucking Business Toolkit

Natroad is furthering its support for small trucking businesses with the launch of the My Trucking Business Toolkit.   “Strengthening the industry starts at the door of each of trucking businesses,” said Warren Clark , NatRoad CEO. “This year we came very close to wiping out an integral part of our competitive landscape – small trucking businesses.   “The RSRT revealed that many small trucking businesses are not as resilient...

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