government finds its feet and moves forward

Government Finds its Feet and Moves Forward

Whether the political class noticed the fantastic effort and innovative thinking which went into the trucking industry and its success in keeping the supermarket shelves of the nation stocked though border closures, fire and flood, will be playing out in the next few months as the new government finds its feet and moves forward.  Read more

health and wellbeing for truck drivers

Health and Wellbeing for Truck Drivers

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) is delivering ‘Driving Better Health’, an initiative to support health and wellbeing for truck drivers across Australia. The project funding was announced in August by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz. Read more

Driving Heart Health Project

Driving Heart Health Project

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) has been allocated heavy vehicle safety funding for the Driving Heart Health Project to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian truck drivers. Read more

Safety Initiative funding announced

Safety Initiative Funding Announced

Round Five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding announced this week will provide 26 projects, aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma, with a share of the latest $5.9 million to be pledged to the initiative. Read more

lack of sufficient rest areas on our highways

Lack of Sufficient Rest Areas on Our Highways

Gary Mahon, Queensland Trucking Association CEO, sparked off a round of applause at the NatRoad Conference, when he was talking about the lack of sufficient rest areas on our highways and suggesting a solution which might help drivers who cannot find a decent place to rest.  Read more

Australia’s first regional toll road opens

Australia’s First Regional Toll Road Opens

There was some relief for Queensland trucking operators, when the announcement about when Australia’s first regional toll road opens was made by the Queensland Government. The statement about the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) also announced the level of tolls which will be charged to trucks using the new road. Read more

Talking Turkey, Talking Footy

The CEO of the Queensland Trucking Association, Gary Mahon, was talking turkey, talking footy when he decided to draw out a long analogy between playing football and the road ahead for the trucking industry in a recent speech.

“The purpose of football is fairly straightforward,” said Mahon. “It’s to get a bag full of air and put it over a line. It’s amazing how many people can make that as complicated as you could possibly think, but the reality is, that is the purpose. Read more

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