NatRoads Pleased at Congestion Focus

The Infrastructure Priority List released by Infrastructure Australia (IA) has been praised by a number of road transport stakeholders including National Road Transport Association CEO, Warren Clark. Mr Clark said the list of projects would cut congestion and that would be a win for the freight industry whose safety and productivity is being compromised because […]

Trucking Industry Age Crisis

The Australian trucking industry is facing a looming crisis of age, as the latest Census data reveals. Isuzu Australia director and COO Phil Taylor has renewed calls for stakeholders to address employment issues to ensure the future prosperity of the transport sector. This comes after a thorough analysis of the latest Census employment data which […]

Truck Driver Dies in Rollover Incident

The consequences of a truck rollover in regional Western Australia proved fatal for one 60 year old grain truck driver. The man was killed when his vehicle veered off the road and rolled onto its roof. The cargo truck he was driving had a modified grain bin. The man was driving between 12:45pm and 2:45pm […]

Recommendations to Reduce Road Toll Released by ATA

In a submission to the Australian Government,  the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) makes a  number of recommendations which it believes would help reduce fatalities on Australian roads to zero, a tall order given that 1225 people lost their lives on the road in 2017. The ATA made 19 recommendations for the national road safety strategy […]

What to Expect at Trucking Australia 2018

Trucking Australia 2018 will be held in Canberra from 18 to 20 April. This year delegates will listen to keynote speaker Tim Leonard, Hortonworks Data Visionary Award recipient for 2017 and Chief Information Officer of TMW Systems. According to Ben Maguire, ATA CEO,  last year’s delegates told the ATA they were interested in learning more […]

Calls for Introduction of Vic Freight Authority

The Victorian Transport Association’s (VTA’s) CEO Peter Anderson has called for the introduction of a Victorian Freight Authority to advise government on the requirements of the transport and logistics industries. Speaking at the VTA annual state conference, Anderson noted that the organisation had been advocating for policy that supports operators with new road, rail and […]