lockdowns and limited social interaction

Lockdowns and Limited Social Interaction

In a period of stop/start lockdowns and limited social interaction, rural Queensland, which has remained relatively Covid-free, finally hosted the twice delayed annual conference of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland in Roma. Read more

putting forward a Five Point Plan

Putting Forward a Five Point Plan

Here’s a short video from Warren Clark, NatRoad CEO, putting forward a Five Point Plan around border crossing. The trucking industry has to deal with a confusing and constantly changing set of different border crossing rules. Read more

how fast will we get to zero emissions?

How Fast Will We Get To Zero Emissions?

The timescale is the tricky question, as the climate changes, reducing emissions becomes more urgent, but the question, when looking at alternative fuels, is how fast will we get to zero emissions? The transition to alternative power systems will take place but the pace of change may be quite slow in order to avoid any shock to the economy.

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time to take action on financial pressures

Time To Take Action On Financial Pressures

The Australian Trucking Association reckons it is time to take action on financial pressures. All Australians rely on trucking, but what many Australians and our governments don’t understand is the financial pressure trucking businesses are facing. Read more



The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed Michael Deegan as the new ATA CEO. He replaces Andrew McKellar, who was appointed earlier this year and resigned in July. Long term ATA stalwart Bill McKinley has been functioning as Acting CEO in the interim. Read more

transport industry report published

Transport Industry Report Published

After a nationwide set of discussions the transport industry report published by the Rural Regional Affairs & Transport References Committee tabled its final report from the committee’s inquiry into the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry.  Read more

maybe the fast food industry should be delivering the Covid vaccine

Fast Food Industry Should be Delivering the Covid Vaccine

Mark Mitchell, Chairman of the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) is asking a simple question, maybe the fast food industry should be delivering the Covid vaccine? Those looking at distributing the Covid-19 vaccine should get some tips from our cold chain professionals.

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fallout from the RSRT

Fallout From the RSRT

With an inquiry running in the Senate, the fallout from the RSRT continues, according to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association. In late April 2021, the ALRTA appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport inquiring into the Importance of a Viable, Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Road Transport Industry.  Read more

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