The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Bridgestone Australia are looking out for a bushfire hero, aiming to honour truck drivers who showed selflessness and heroism during the Australian bushfire crisis, calling for truck drivers to be put forward for a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award. Read more
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
Road user charging, driver training, advanced emergency braking systems and payment terms have all be raised by future trucking leaders lobbying parliament in Canberra this week.
This week has seen the release of the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into National Transport Regulatory Reform, looking into the effectiveness of reform and where it should prioritise in the future. Read more
The answer to the question would have invariably been no, in the past, when enquiring as to whether trucking has friends in Parliament? However, that looks to be about to change after the formation of the Parliamentary Friends of Trucks, Trailers, Transport and Logistics (PFTTTL) this week. Read more
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
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 government is being urged to get serious about adapting the road user charge in the light of the expected growth in electric vehicles. Read more
Bruce McIver, has been recognised in Birthday Honours by the Queen and been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to politics and the road transport industry.