Playing Politics with Safety

Are we playing politics with safety and really taking the whole issue of safety in the trucking industry seriously enough? This is an important question for everyone involved in road transport, not just for those out there spruiking their own agendas. Read more

RSRT Clone Causes Concern

NatRoad is seeking urgent clarification on a move this week by the NSW Industrial Relation Commission to develop an RSRT clone. The plan is to broaden the scope and application of the NSW General Carriers Contract Determination (GCCD) to include the whole off the state. Read more

Refocus and Renewal for NatRoad

Two initiatives announced this week show the National Road Transport Association reinvigorated after the RSRT conflict. The association has announced NatRoad members and the NatRoad Council voted unanimously to renew the constitution. Read more

RSRT Impact Enquiry

This week owner-truck drivers together with representatives from associated industry groups met in Canberra at a roundtable convened by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). The meeting was part of the initial scoping work as the ASBFEO begin the formal inquiry process exploring the impact the RSRT’s Payments Order has had on small business owner-drivers around the country. Read more

RSRT Developments Continue

This week has been another roller coaster ride for those trying to get the Contract Driver Order delayed or the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal abolished. The to and fro between the RSRT, the TWU and those opposing the new order has been never ending. Added to this we have the issue becoming a part of the pre-election hysteria gripping the political class. Read more

Orders Back in Place

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal saga took another turn again yesterday when the Federal Court removed the stay on the Order. On Thursday afternoon word came through to the effect, the Contractor Driver Order was no longer held under a stay by the court but now in place. Read more

Delaying the Order

At the eleventh hour, new hearings have been announced after calls by the trucking industry calling for a delay in the implementation of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Order. Time is ticking away quickly as the introduction, due on April 4, gets ever closer. Read more

Implications of the Order Still Unclear

The impending arrival of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s latest Order, due to commence on April 4, continues to be criticised and examined. The latest organisation to come out against the Order is the NSW Business Chamber, which issued a statement calling for the Federal Government to immediately intervene and delay the introduction of the latest Road Safety Remuneration Order. Read more

Surprise Move on Contract Drivers

The week before Christmas was chosen as the time to announce a major shift in the way driver rates are set. At 4.20 pm on Friday December 18, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal announced its latest order, this time minimum payments for contract drivers. Read more