Media Releases

  • NatRoad Wishes Warren Truss a Fond Farewell (February 12, 2016)

    MEDIA RELEASE | 12 February 2016

    NatRoad Wishes Warren Truss a Fond Farewell

    The National Road Transport Association bids a fond farewell to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, who announced his retirement yesterday.

     

  • NatRoad Frustrated by the Lack of Clarity Surrounding the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Order

    MEDIA RELEASE | 11 February 2016

    NatRoad Frustrated by the Lack of Clarity Surrounding the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Order 

    The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) today expressed frustration and anger at the refusal of the President of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to provide any answers to fair and reasonable questions regarding the RSRT Minimum Rates Order due to come into effect in 7 weeks.

  • Crisis for Road Transport Industry

    MEDIA RELEASE | 23 December 2015

    Crisis for Road Transport Industry

    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has created significant confusion within the road transport industry in the week before Christmas by issuing an Order that introduces mandatory freight rates for Owner Drivers (Contractors).

    With unexpected timing, at 4.30 pm on Friday night, the week before Christmas, the Tribunal issued an Order that mandates substantially increased minimum contract rates for some of Australia’s trucking Contractors. Contractors comprise some 70% of the road transport industry with family owned businesses without employee drivers and hirers of those contractors mainly affected. This Order, scheduled to commence on the 4th of April, will significantly increase the cost of engaging road freight Contractors, and these higher freight costs will mean higher prices for consumers throughout Australia.

  • INDUSTRY SHOWS CONCERN AS RUMOURS FLY REGARDING HEAVY VEHICLE CHARGING

    MEDIA RELEASE | 5 November 2015

    INDUSTRY SHOWS CONCERN AS RUMOURS FLY REGARDING HEAVY VEHICLE CHARGING

    Warren Clark, new Chief Executive Officer of the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad), has expressed concern at the prospect of ongoing over-charging of the heavy vehicle road transport sector.

  • Transport Industry is Not a ‘Milch Cow’ says NatRoad President

    MEDIA RELEASE| 29 October 2015

    Transport Industry is Not a ‘Milch Cow’ says NatRoad President

    National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) President, Allan Thornley, has called on governments not to view Australia’s road transport industry as a ‘milch cow’ providing them with an easy source of revenue.

  • New NatRoad Chief Executive Officer Appointed

    MEDIA RELEASE | 28 September 2015

    New NatRoad Chief Executive Officer Appointed

    The President of the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad), Allan Thornley, today announced the appointment of Warren Clark as the new Chief Executive Officer of NatRoad.

    Mr Clark will commence employment with NatRoad on Monday, 2 November 2015.

  • NatRoad pledges to defend operators’ terms of payment

    MEDIA RELEASE | 19 August 2015

    NatRoad pledges to defend operators’ terms of payment

    Members at the recent NatRoad 2015 Annual Conference in Brisbane pledged to defend operator’s terms of payment following a recent push by big business to extend these terms to as much as 90 and 120 days.

  • Budget has benefits for road transport operators

    MEDIA RELEASE | 12 May 2015

    Budget has benefits for road transport operators

    “The 2015 Federal Budget contains a number of measures in the Growing Jobs and Small Business Package that will be of benefit to NatRoad members, in particular those who qualify as small business operators”, said NatRoad CEO, Warwick Ragg.

  • NatRoad Welcomes New Ministry

    MEDIA RELEASE | 1 April 2015

    NatRoad Welcomes New Ministry

    NatRoad would like to congratulate the Baird Government on its re-election and its mandate to govern. In particular, NatRoad wishes to congratulate the Premier, the Hon Mike Baird MLA Minister for Western Sydney; the Hon Troy Grant MLA Deputy Premier, Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts, and Minister for Racing; the Hon Duncan Gay MLC Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, and Vice-President of the Executive Council; and the Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

  • New NatRoad Chief Executive Officer Appointed

    MEDIA RELEASE | 22 January 2015

    New NatRoad Chief Executive Officer Appointed

    National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) President, Geoff Crouch, today announced the appointment of Warwick Ragg as the next Chief Executive Officer of NatRoad.