“NatRoad is working hard to provide the industry with a voice, and we invite feedback from PowerTorque readers on the issues they are facing,” said Warren Clark, NatRoad CEO, as NatRoad remodels its relationship with PowerTorque. Read more
Transport operations across Australia are scrambling, trying to keep up with border regulations, as each state government reacts to the simultaneous Covid outbreaks in various states. Read more
There is a chance to reward unsung people in the industry who doing the right thing. NatRoad are asking people in the trucking industry to nominate a fellow truckie for a couple of NatRoad Awards. Read more
NatRoad has been analysing the the National Road Safety Strategy from the Office of Road Safety and is concerned that there is a better focus on road safety needed, specifically around heavy vehicles. Yesterday, NatRoad lodged a submission on the draft National Road Safety Strategy for 2021-30. Read more
The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has come out in support of the Government’s Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill, which it says is supported by the road transport industry, especially as it relates to reform of casual employment. Read more
The opening morning of the NatRoad Conference in Brisbane has seen Senator Glenn Sterle saying things are going to be done differently if the Labor Party gets the guernsey in May 18’s election. The Senator for Western Australia was one of the opening speakers at the event which is acting as a curtain raiser for the Brisbane Truck Show.
The trucking industry will need to be prepared for the introduction of government charging trucks for mass, distance and location, with a new fee coming in to replace the current vehicle registration and fuel duty charges.
The way to cut the road toll is to invest in research that helps the heavy vehicle industry to improve the fatality rate, says NatRoad in a call for the Government to act.
NatRoad are calling for the government to end stamp duty on truck rego, after a recent report found it is has negative economic effect. The recent release of the Grattan Institute’s policy priorities research shows that stamp duty is a drag on the community and a bad tax from a transport business perspective, according to NatRoad.
The announcement of a joint initiative, to be called ‘Future Ready’, sees some big players on board to build a trucking apprenticeship program. NatRoad, Paccar and the Paccar Dealer Network have teamed up to drive this scheme forward to improve the number and quality of the people joining the trucking industry.