Decision makers to be asked tough questions at truckies’ conference


The National Road Freighters Association (NRFA) has assembled a top line-up of speakers for its annual conference in Toowoomba on Saturday, July 9.

Guest speakers and panellists are as follows:

Senator Glenn Sterle, Senator Carol Brown (assistant transport minister), Jeremy Wolter from the NTC, Sal Petroccitto NHVR CEO, Michael Deegan ATA CEO, Bruce Papps from Health in Gear, Richard Olsen TWU NSW & QLD state secretary, Adam Gibson NTI and ‘Yogi’ from Outback Truckers.

Mike Williams, Big Rigs columnist, truckie and host of the On The Road podcast, is the MC.

“We have a fantastic line up of people attending, the decision makers and regulators within the industry, all in the one room to answer pressing questions within the industry today,” said the NRFA.

Topics will include:

• Fuel Tax Credit
• Road access for PBS vehicles
• National Rest Area Strategy
• Work Diary regulations

• Driver shortages, and more

“We will be putting the hard questions to the decision makers – be there to have your say and put forward any questions you might like answered.”

It’s free to attend the event at the Toowoomba Golf Club but please rsvp to before Wednesday, July 6, to let them know you’re coming.

You can also email questions for the panellists to answer to Use the same email to purchase tickets for the dinner on Saturday night, along with an auction, and hear Yogi Kendall as guest speaker.

There is also a truckies’ breakfast the next morning, July 10, at the BP Charlton from 7am to midday. It’s free to attend and there will be a special sponsored brekkie deal, along with another opportunity to have your say on the major issues.

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