About Us

The national road transport association built by members, for members.

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Whether your business is large, small, or somewhere in between, our expert team has the knowledge, advice and support you need to keep you moving. That’s the bottom line.

Support for Grassroots Business

You can say we’ve been there right from the start – helping road freight businesses stay on the road since 1948. NatRoad is the only association to represent the trucking industry Australia-wide, and we have industry expertise in all Australian states and territories.

NatRoad is not-for-profit and 100% funded via its membership fees and business partnerships – that means we’ll always put you first. We handpick our partners to ensure they have the same commitment of putting our members first.

We Have Your Back

Did you know that in 2020 NatRoad made over 50 submissions to government and regulators to make it easier for you to run your business? From toll, parking and rest areas to workers compensation, safety, and a single Covid permit scheme – we are your voice where it matters.

Giving You a Say

Road transport operators and their employees should have a say in the development of transport policy and the laws that affect them. That’s why NatRoad not only advocates on your behalf but encourage and facilitate ongoing communication that helps you understand your roles and responsibilities under the law and access training designed to keep you safe and compliant. We invite you to get involved.

The Right Support

Every business is different. That’s why NatRoad offers the widest range of tools, resources, advice and support to cover all road freight industry requirements. Test drive us on advice for everything from human resources, employment law to industrial relations, compliance and safety. We have the right support for you.

Our History

The National Road Transport Operators Association was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association (started in 1948) and the National Transport Federation (started in 1986) decided to combine their respective strengths. From this partnership, NatRoad has developed into Australia’s leading Association for long-distance and regionally based road freight operators. In 2008, NatRoad merged with the Australian Road Train Association to create the largest and most powerful grassroots national representative organisation in Australia.

Want to Know More?

Give us a call on 1800 272 144 to see how we can support your business. We’d love to have a chat.

Our board is made up of individuals who run transport businesses, and our members range from owner-drivers to road freight and large fleet operators.

Scott Davidson – Chairman

Scott Davidson is CEO and major shareholder of QMC Logistics. QMC Logistics is a leading provider of refrigerated road freight services to the meat industry, with offices and depots across Australia. Scott has been a National Road Transport Association Limited Board member since August 2014. He holds directorship across several transport and agricultural enterprises.

Scott was appointed Chairman of the NatRoad Board of Directors in April 2019.

Alan Magill – Vice-Chairman

With early beginnings in family farming, Alan began driving trucks over 30 years ago. He is now responsible for a fleet of trucks servicing the rural bulk sector throughout the eastern states. Alan has had a strong involvement in NSW transport forums that cover issues such as regulations and reforms.

Alan was appointed Vice-Chairman of the NatRoad Board of Directors in June 2019.

Leslie “Leckie” Milne – Treasurer

Leckie Milne has been involved in the transport industry since the young age of 16. He has been a member of National Road Transport Association Ltd since 1988 and also a committee member of the Goulburn Valley Road Transport Group. Leckie is currently the director of two Shepparton based companies, operating heavy-duty haulage vehicles locally and interstate.

Leckie was appointed Treasurer of the NatRoad Board of Directors in June 2019.

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy has been directly involved in the transport industry for over 45 years. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Kennedy Express.

Michael is a tireless advocate for the transport industry, especially the smaller operator. He hasn’t forgotten where he started and does not shy away from promoting operator’s and driver’s rights where needed.

He has been a NatRoad member since 1996 and a NatRoad Board member since 2005.

Kellie Boland

Kellie has 25 years of direct experience with 30 plus years of indirect experience within the transport industry. She started out driving, interstate allocation and finally moving to fleet R & M. Kellie is a fellow director of Boland Transport – a small family business situated in Winton, Victoria specialising in steel cartage.

Kellie has been a member of NatRoad Board of Directors since August 2016.

Maggie Welsh

Maggie Welsh has been around in the industry for three decades. Being a former wife of an employee prepared her to become the wife of an owner-operator. Being the woman behind the scenes at Welsh Freight Services carrying general, hay and agricultural equipment gives vision to what the industry needs.

Maggie has been a member of NatRoad Board of Directors since August 2016.

Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong is a leading figure in Human Resource, Transport and Logistics.

With roots deeply tied to farm and country, Melissa’s understanding of agribusiness had become innate to what would only be the beginning of a successful career spanning over two decades. Since being appointed Manager of Safety, People and Culture for Lindsay Australia Pty Ltd, Melissa Strong has developed an entire culture of betterment and individual progress leading powerful solution-driven initiatives, targeting industry issues in recruitment, driver safety, an aging workforce and more.

Melissa was appointed to the NatRoad Board of Directors in September 2019.

Troy Cook

With over 16 years’ experience in the road transport industry, Troy currently manages the fleet and the workshop/trade functions of  Divall’s Earthmoving & Bulk Haulage, Goulburn.

Troy has a vast knowledge of compliance & maintenance legislations and works closely with drivers & Workshop Manager to enable the smooth scheduling of the fleet.

Troy was appointed as a NatRoad Director in September 2019.

Tom Richers

Tom Richers, of Richers Transport, started his career in the industry as an apprentice diesel mechanic at the age of 16.

Combined with Tom’s driving experience, and a wealth of management achievement at several Richers sites, Tom has an all-rounded vision to support him as the Richers Transport’s Operations Manager.

Richers Transport (established 1935) runs the eastern seaboard of Australia, with the Company’s head office based in Maryborough, Queensland. The Company remains family-owned and operated. Tom is the third generation of the Richers family.

Tom was appointed to the NatRoad Board of Directors in 2019.

Paul Fellows

Paul has been involved in the Road Transport Industry since 1981 and with his wife Jenny, owns and operates a small bulk transport and grain storage business, based in Deniliquin.

He is currently joint deputy chair of Trucksafe and is focussed on promoting safety, compliance and professionalism within the transport industry.

Melanie Cosgrove

Melanie has a genuine interest in the transport sector and has been around trucks her whole life. She is currently the Business Manager for SRV Road Freight Services.

After several years spent working at Cummins and other truck dealerships, Melanie has this year embarked on getting her qualification as a heavy vehicle diesel mechanic and becoming SRV’s first female apprentice.

Melanie also performs the role of SRV’s Fleet and Compliance Manager for their 300+ unit fleet which operates NHVAS Mass, Maintenance and Advanced Fatigue Management providing general road freight services to the eastern seaboard.

“Every board member has done the hard yards in the industry and are here to represent you. We know what it’s like to run a road freight business, and through our experience, NatRoad can support you too.”

Scott Davidson, NatRoad Chairman

The NatRoad team brings a wealth of experience about the road transport industry including in industrial relations, policy, legal, compliance and more. We do everything with our core values of Integrity, Dedication and Trust to help deliver the best outcome for our members.

Warren Clark, CEO

Warren Clark was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NatRoad in November 2015.

Warren brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and developing business for emerging companies specializing in the not-for-profit sector. A certified Chartered Accountant, he has held senior positions covering various businesses over the last 14 years.

Warren possesses a strong business and leadership record as CEO and has a deep understanding of the road transport industry in Australia.

Rhiannon Weir, Executive Assistant

Rhiannon has been with NatRoad for over 8 years. After completing a Bachelor of Communications, she spent her early career working in industry associations in a variety of different roles.

Over the years, Rhiannon has developed a passion for helping members and a belief that industry associations are a vital part of leadership and support in any industry. Today, Rhiannon acts as the executive assistant to NatRoad CEO, Warren Clark.

Michellé Mabille, Acquisition and Retention Manager

Michellé joined NatRoad in July 2020 as Acquisition and Retention Manager. Michellé is leading the marketing, communications and membership team to develop and deliver a high-quality member experience.

Prior to joining NatRoad, Michellé held leadership positions in communications and membership at several peak body organisations.

David Johns, Member Services Officer

David joined NatRoad in March 2018. A recognised advocate and workplace relations specialist, he has more than 20 years’ experience across a diverse range of workplace and employment related issues. He is a trusted adviser to many NatRoad members and is valued for his practical guidance and advice.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a past President of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association SA.

Richard Calver, Adviser, Compliance and Workplace Relations

Richard joined NatRoad in September 2016. He has over 40 years’ experience in the law, having previously conducted his own legal practice, taught law at multiple Australian Universities and held senior roles in government and industry.

Richard has extensive experience working with industry associations, having worked with the Victorian Farmers Federation and the National Farmers Federation and Master Builders Australia.

Rachael Lopes, Communications Coordinator

Rachael joined NatRoad in November 2020 as the Communications Coordinator and is responsible for creating content and keeping you informed on industry updates and member benefits.

Rachael has a Bachelor of Communications and a Diploma of Graphic Design, as well as many years of experience in marketing and communications. She has previously worked in a wide range of industries, from science supplies to cake decorating equipment.

Emma Baldwin, Project Manager

Emma joined Natroad in September 2020 and is responsible for the planning and overseeing of internal projects. She has a Diploma of Management and Team Leadership and is currently completing a Diploma of Project Management.

She has extensive experience in management, budgets and sales, customer relations and managed accounts in multiple industries. She now specialises in operations management and project coordination and is excited to bring her passion for projects to NatRoad.

Caitlin Riley, Member Services Officer

A customer service expert with extensive experience in recreation and retail, Caitlin is looking forward to getting to know the road transport industry community and providing a positive service experience to NatRoad members. An ardent amateur hockey player and recreation scuba diver, she enjoys hearing about others life experiences and travel stories.

Amelia McGrath, Administration Assistant

Amelia joined NatRoad in August 2020 as an Administration Assistant. Coming from a background in various customer service roles, she is excited to work closely with members and provide support. She is currently studying a Juris Doctor at the Australian National University.

Aarfa Khan, Administration Assistant

Aarfa joined NatRoad in August 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. Currently a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Finance at the Australian National University, she is passionate about all things data. In her role, Aarfa is keen to apply her number-crunching abilities and Excel skills to solve big picture problems.

Oscar McLoughlin, Administration Assistant

Oscar joined NatRoad in August 2020. He is currently studying Law and International Security Studies at the Australian National University. Oscar has an interest in Administrative Law, supported by experience in customer service and marketing. He is looking forward to applying and developing these skills, whilst expanding his understanding of the road transport industry.

Our partners’ support helps us provide expert service, savings and events that help you get on with business. Each of our partner organisations is committed to giving back to the road freight industry. So, next time you’re considering your business needs, please consider supporting one of our partners.

 

Platinum Partners


Silver Partners


Bronze Partners


Phillips Basile NatRoad Partner

Foundation Partners


Media Enquiries

For all NatRoad media requests and corporate enquiries, please contact:

Michelle Mabille |  1800 272 144

Email: media@natroad.com.au

As the only association representing Road Freight businesses across Australia, NatRoad is available to assist with specific information, data and insights on the trucking industry.

NatRoad can also be followed on social media – TwitterFacebookYouTube and LinkedIn.

Media Releases

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Join an association that is 100% committed to improving business conditions in the Australian road transport industry. At NatRoad, you can make a real impact.

 

Why NatRoad?

NatRoad is one of Australia’s largest non-profit industry associations. We are a small but nimble team who work collaboratively to make a real difference to our members.  Our goal? To help businesses in the  Australian road transport industry thrive!

“People are at the core of everything we do and drive the success of our association” – Warren Clark, NatRoad CEO

Our Culture & Diversity

Diversity
NatRoad is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the differences and respect the unique strengths and experiences people bring to our team.

Values
We pride ourselves on the values we hold at the core of our business.

•    Energetic
•    Competent
•    Dedicated
•    Reliable
•    Innovative
•    Modern
•    Integrity
•    Results-oriented

Current Openings

NatRoad is always growing. If you’re passionate about our mission and want to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you.

Road Transport Careers

The Road Transport Careers website is an industry-focused solution to help road transport businesses find the right people.  Specially designed for the Australian road transport industry, the site helps find qualified candidates faster and manage recruitment relationships easily.

Employer Benefits Job Seeker Benefits

Join the Road Transport Careers talent community for FREE on www.roadtransportcareers.com.au.

Manage your job search on-the-go with our dedicated mobile app.

The NatRoad Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that NatRoad has an appropriate governance framework to ensure the creation, protection and enhancement of member value.

 

NatRoad discloses the following governance documents and information which demonstrate our commitment to effective and appropriate governance.

NatRoad Constitution

The NatRoad Constitution is NatRoad’s key governance document. The Board must ensure that it and NatRoad comply at all times with the provisions of the Constitution.

The NatRoad Board

The Board comprises a majority of independent Non-Executive Directors who, together with the CEO, have extensive commercial experience and bring independence, accountability and judgement to the Boards deliberations to ensure maximum benefit to members, partners and stakeholders.

NatRoad Working Groups

Working Groups are responsible for considering detailed issues and making recommendations to the Board. The Board has approved charters for each Working Group.

Owner-Driver Working Group
Heavy Vehicle Recovery Working Group

Annual General Meetings

The 2020 NatRoad Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, 8 September 2020.

Minutes of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Annual Review and Report

NatRoad Annual Report 2019-2020
NatRoad Annual Report 2018-2019

NatRoad Parliament

Each year, NatRoad members vote on topics they would like NatRoad to work on as part of the annual Conference Parliament session. We provide quarterly updates to members on the status of each item.

It is a privilege to serve, support and advocate for our loyal and passionate members as the only national member-based organisation for the road transport industry.

 

To be Australia’s leading member services organisation for the road transport industry.

To achieve our vision of being the leading member services organisation for the road transport industry, we are:

  • Reimagining our strategic purpose
  • Broadening our reach, reputation and understanding of the market
  • Rethinking membership and how to deliver benefits
  • Resetting our strategic relationships to benefit our members
  • Realigning our workforce to meet these challenges

We always welcome member feedback. Please get in touch via the feedback form.

Not a member yet? Get involved and have your voice heard. Join today.

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