It’s nearly the end of January and the start of the New Year has been much better than 2020, we have not been under siege by horrendous bushfires and crippling drought, although we are still in recovery mode from Covid-19.
TWU members across the country are standing together to demand safer and fairer industry rates and conditions for all workers. Together, we continue to build a powerful voice for all transport workers. Read more
Welcome to 2021. You have no doubt just driven through one of the busiest periods of the year and how was it for you? Were you able to find adequate rest areas to pull up and manage your fatigue requirements on the road? How was the holiday traffic?
I am starting this year off with new words; we need to stop calling trucking a male dominated industry because while it is predominantly male, the men do not dominate the women who are succeeding in the industry.
From proof of concept to national industry recognition, the ATA’s Industry Technical Council Converter Dolly Project has had a significant impact in the trucking industry, revolutionising the dolly market.
Insurance is said to have been around since the Romans and Greeks in the form of what was called a “Mutuum Loan”. It is believed that the Roman and Greek villagers used to pool their money (or goods) to enable them to pay for burials of their deceased family members, among other things which included the goods they traded by sea.
Here we go again! Time to take a serious look at some indisputable facts. Time to consider why we continue to find ourselves in the same place over and over as an industry.
As we finally take the exit ramp for this year, we acknowledge that 2020 has been a very tough year for transport workers and our industry has left no doubt that without the strength of the work that drivers do, Australia stops.
Amazing as it may seem, we have much to celebrate as 2020 draws to a close. We are still standing, a little battered and beaten and sadly in some cases without members of our families. However, in the majority, the resilience of the trucking industry has kept the country moving and supplied with all the essentials of life through the most chaotic year most of us will ever experience in our lifetime.
From bushfires and a global pandemic to lockdowns and a national truck law review, 2020 has been a significant year for the trucking industry, which has been tried and tested but has come out on top.