About NatRoad

Our history

In 1994 the Long Distance Road Transport Association (since 1948) and the National Transport Federation (since 1986) combined their strengths to form National Road Transport Operators Association. From this partnership, NatRoad has developed into Australia’s leading association for long-distance and regionally-based road transport operators, merging with the Australian Road Train Association in 2008 to create the largest Australian road freight transport association helping trucking businesses.

NatRoad is proud of its’ history representing the road freight transport industry. Made up of more than 50,000 companies employing over 200,000 people across the country, the industry is one of Australia’s biggest economic drivers.

What we do

Our vision is to enable the road transport industry to remain viable and sustainable into the future by improving the operating environment.

Recognised as a leading voice for industry we work with government, industry, members, and partners to improve the working environment for all road freight transport operators:


Our industry and members voices are representated through government engagement and consultation.


We support members by connecting them with industry experts regarding issues impacting their business across Australia.


Committed to helping reduce business running costs by providing partner benefits and industry insights.


NatRoad is a Not-for-profit with a Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring NatRoad has appropriate resources to create, protect and enhance industry interests and member value.

Each year an Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held with members notified and encouraged to attend and have their say in how the association is run.