COVID-19 Updates

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NatRoad Calls For National Apprenticeship Program

The National Road Transport Association has thrown its weight behind a proposed apprentice system for the road transport industry, saying it will partially relieve the chronic shortage of drivers nati...

Business Protection

COVID-Safe Plan Adoption Essential To Keeping The Supply Chain Open

Heavy vehicle owner-drivers and fleet operators alike need to put COVID-Safe Plans into place as the economy re-opens, the National Road Transport Association said today. NatRoad has produced a COVID ...

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Happy Toll Rise Day, Truck Industry Tells The Motoring Public

Australia’s largest motorway mogul, Transurban, has quietly hiked tolls on its major routes today with a distinct lack of transparency, the National Road Transport Association says. A statement headli...

Appoint A Toll Tsar And Cut Out Backroom Deals

The National Road Transport Association has called on the New South Wales Government to appoint a “Toll Road Tsar” with sweeping powers to set prices and scrutinise backroom toll operator deals and wa...

Transurban Needs To Help Get Trucks Off Suburban Streets

The truck driving industry has slammed Australia’s dominant toll-road operator Transurban for claiming it is “powerless” to cut fares on its network. Speaking on the eve of his appearance before the N...

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Don’t Load High Productivity Freight Vehicles with More Costs

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has asked the Victorian Government to postpone the introduction of a costly new technology requirement during the current pandemic. Warren Clark, CEO ...

Make Rest Stop Construction Mandatory To Build Jobs and Safety

The Federal Government should create a national truck rest stop fund to boost jobs, freight efficiency and safety as Australia emerges from COVID-enforced lockdowns. National Road Transport Associatio...

NatRoad Calls For On-Road Culture Change Following Latest Safety Report

The National Road Transport Association is welcoming the Federal Government’s response to the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety’s report: Improving Road Safety in Australia, but says efforts to ma...

It’s A Complex System When Even The Cops Get It Wrong

The States and territories have announced they will accept streamlined COVID-19 measures put forward by the road freight industry to keep essential goods and services moving, but ongoing complexity th...

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