future strategy for industry regulation

Future Strategy for Industry Regulation

Delivering truly borderless operations and increasing flexibility for safe operators is outlined in the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s future strategy for industry regulation, Strategic Directions 2021-2026. Read more

backdown on much tighter fatigue rules

Backdown on Much Tighter Fatigue Rules

The announcement this week by the National Transport Commission that it has listened to industry feedback, and sought the views of jurisdictions, and will not propose a reduction in weekly hours for truck drivers is a major backdown on much tighter fatigue rules. Read more

Heavy Vehicle National Law process in disarray

Heavy Vehicle National Law Process in Disarray

A discussion paper released by the National Transport Commission and the reaction to it from the trucking industry associations is leaving the Heavy Vehicle National Law process in disarray as the proposals are slammed as totally impractical.

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award winning truck show

Award Winning Truck Show

In the middle of this pandemic, people from all over Australia got the chance to enjoy this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, and now the event is an award winning truck show. BTS21 has been announced as Best Live or Hybrid Congress, Conference or Exhibition at the Australian Event Awards. Read more

shining a light on industry greats

Shining a Light on Industry Greats

David Smith, Australian Trucking Association Chair, reflects on the way we celebrate the people who have worked so hard to make the trucking industry in Australia, what it is today, shining a light on industry greats and those looking to make it even better in the future. Read more

immediate access to relevant PBS networks

Immediate Access to Relevant PBS Networks

A new notice released by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is expected to provide eligible Tier 1 Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicles with immediate access to relevant PBS networks across Australia to operate on approved networks without the need of a permit as soon as a Vehicle Approval is issued, although this may be at a restricted mass. Read more

original industry peak body

Original Industry Peak Body

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland, probably the original industry peak body of the modern era. After its formation back in 1981 the rest of the states in Australia followed the original model used in Queensland, forming organisations representing livestock transporters across the country. Read more

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