COVID-19 Updates

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nib: Mental health vs mental illness

Most people struggle with their mental health from time to time, whether it’s brought on by stress from work, financial issues or relationship strain. And, while there’s nothing wrong with taking a me...

Rest area call remains a priority

Federal Labor’s pledge of $80 million for new truck road areas is welcome but political parties and governments at all levels need to do more to fight driver fatigue. NatRoad’s strong view is that exi...

NHVR Post Flooding Safety Checklist

Operating a heavy vehicle during extreme weather conditions can see some heavy vehicles driving on roads and in conditions they may not otherwise travel. See the attached NHVR Post Flooding Safety Che...

truck driver fatigue rest stops government funding labor australia

NatRoad welcomes Labor rest stops promise

The Federal Opposition has pledged $80 million for new truck rest stops. While NatRoad says this is welcome, more needs to be done at all government levels in order to reduce driver fatigue. CEO of Na...

The Journey To A Diverse Transport Workforce

As customer expectations and domestic freight demand continue to rise, Australia’s transport industry faces many challenges. With rising pressures on firms and operators, the need for skilled workers ...

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...

Check Your Casual Employees’ Rights to Convert to Permanent Employment

Currently NatRoad is involved in Fair Work Commission proceedings involving casual employment under the modern transport awards. We are assisting the Commission in its task to ensure modern awards ref...

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...

Extra NSW COVID Testing Sites to Support Road Freight Operators

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) congratulates the New South Wales Government for responding to heavy vehicle industry calls for additional dedicated 24-hour testing facility for truc...

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