A new course for aspiring mechanics, designed to act as a potential pathway to an apprenticeship, has been welcomed by a local industry veteran, who believes it could help to fill the crippling skills gap in regional areas.
A new $10 million Swinburne University of Technology Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) will become a major national precinct to explore new hydrogen technologies, including clean energy vehicles and hydrogen storage containers.
The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) has received funding for a two-year micro-credentialling initiative, under the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Micro-credentialing Pilots Program.
The peak livestock transporters’ association has called for GrainCorp to extend access to amenities including shower facilities for heavy vehicle drivers at its sites. Read more
Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) and the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA) have called for a raft of new measures aimed at putting the brakes on ever-increasing surcharges at Port Botany and improving productivity and efficiencies for transport operators at the terminal. Read more
A truck driver who became permanently incapacitated as the result of a back injury from a defective driver’s seat will receive nearly $1 million in compensation, after appealing the original sum.
At the Australian Trucking Association’s 2021 General Council election, Darren Johnson has been elected as the owner driver representative and Angela Welsh has been re-elected as the small fleet operator representative.
Routleff Motor Bodies Pty Ltd (RMB Service Group) has been appointed as the new TIDD Crane dealer for South Australia, effective from early February.
With the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines touching down in Australia earlier this week, three industry bodies have penned a letter to government about the need for supply chain workers to receive priority vaccine access once it is rolled out.
Federal Assistant Minister for Road Safety & Freight Transport Scott Buchholz is set to headline the VTA State Conference 2021, with a keynote opening address on Monday 22 March.