At the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition, the ATA annual convention, in San Diego, California, the associations’ research arm introduced the fifteenth annual survey of members with the job of assessing the Top 10 issues in trucking. Read more
I bet you enjoy driving on those smooth golden pavements delivered by all levels of government over the past two years after the governments’ delivering the goods on fair and transparent charges? says the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. It will make you feel a lot better about the 11.8 per cent increase in registration and road user charges proposed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and considered by Australian Transport Minsters on 22 November 2019.
At the launch of the ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ there will be free food and drink for truckies at the Homestyle Diner & Takeaway Shell Roadhouse, Newell Highway, Gilgandra between 10:00am and 2:00pm, Wednesday March 5 2020. Read more
There is a smidgen of hope in the ongoing war between caravans and trucks, a sliver of light that there may be some initiative to improve the situation and make life for the fatigued truck driver just a little easier.
As the country tries to recover from the recent disaster, there is emerging information about the help for trucking businesses after the bushfires, which should become available. Read more
As the fires continue to burn across several states, the government’s attention has turned to the subject of bushfire assistance for the trucking industry. In a teleconference between Michael McCormack, Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Australian Trucking Association, as well as a number of other transport industry stakeholders, the feds showed they are taking a consultative approach to responding to the current bushfire crisis. Read more
The latest publication from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator could turn out to be a Happy Rational Christmas present for the trucking industry if we engage with the proposals and ensure they are able to be implemented. Read more
A new data hub introduced by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) paints a picture of the improving access for innovative trucks in NSW. The new NSW Freight Data Hub sees New South Wales being the first state in Australia to publish clear data on where high productivity trucks are going and how often. Read more
When we are looking at the way business is travelling, the economy’s freight component is a significant factor in just about every major industry on which this economy depends. The importance of the road freight industry to the overall economy is pointed out in the ‘Economic Benefits of Improved Regulation in the Australian Trucking Industry’, a report which had been commissioned by the Australian Trucking Association. Read more
The task of loading or unloading animals into vehicles is the most dangerous part of the livestock transport task, according to the the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Unreported accidents and near misses are commonplace, with occasional major accidents and even deaths such as occurred in the case of Chad A Lynch when a ramp collapsed in October 2013.