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Have your say at the QTA’s upcoming Road Freight Forums

The Queensland Trucking Association’s (QTA) series of Road Freight Forums: Driving Regional Solutions are continuing across numerous regions throughout the state up until August.

The next instalment is slated to take place in Toowoomba on July 3, with events to follow in Emerald, Roma and Townsville.

The Road Freight Forums are targeted at fleet owners; aiming to drive regional solutions in a collaborative way.

The forums bring together Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR), the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), local councils and the Queensland Police Service.

Registrations are open to all businesses who own and operate trucks as part of their business and who need support with any regulatory, access or compliance related issues.

Some of the key topics discussed will include connecting the freight network, opening up road access and navigating workable solutions.

The QTA has been a strong advocate for increased access for multi-combination vehicles and establishing an all-weather national freight route in Australia. Recent cyclones, floods and fires have further shone a light on the importance of the issue.

The association says that approving greater access for high productivity combinations and upgrading key bridges in regional areas will connect the arteries that feed onto the Inland Freight Route, taking traffic off the flood prone Bruce Highway.

Ahead of the Queensland election in October, the QTA is continuing to advocate the importance of the road freight industry to Queensland’s economy and the wellbeing of regional communities.

Places for the upcoming Road Freight Forums are limited. To book a place, please visit

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