You’d be forgiven for thinking that the biggest dinosaur show in Australia right now is the movie blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion. However, there’s an even bigger dinosaur wrecking the joint and it’s the archaic road access permit system.
It’s been over a month since the federal election and the key issues affecting the trucking industry won’t miraculously disappear just because we have a new government.
When governments change, the prospect of a new minister can be unsettling. Sometimes, that new minister has no experience of the portfolio, and it takes them time to get up to speed.
I’m not one of those people who likes to brag about my achievements, and I know many of us in the trucking industry are exactly the same. However, one of the risks of this aversion to the spotlight is that good work is rarely recognised. And that’s why it was terrific to celebrate trucking’s best and brightest at the National Trucking Industry Awards at the Trucking Australia 22 conference recently.
Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’d know we’re heading to the polling booth in just under a week.
In just three short weeks, Australians will go to the polls for the federal election. Our news feeds are packed with the colour and drama of election campaigning as the parties unveil their policies. The Australian Trucking Association believes that transport policy should be at the heart of the political conversation.
As we head towards a federal election, both sides of politics have a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.
The National Transport Commission’s increasingly disappointing review of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) has been a circus.
It’s no exaggeration to say the last three years have been a rolling crisis for Australia’s supply chains. Trucking and logistics operators have battled a global pandemic, state border closures, bushfires, floods, road closures, staff shortages and rising costs.
Over the past two years, people working in the trucking industry have shouldered much of the responsibility of keeping Australia moving.