Drivers need to get a fair deal

Over the past three and a half years, I have been writing this column, I have covered many topics, mental health and my battle with depression, bureaucracy and the abundance of red tape that the trucking industry deals with every day, and the lack of rest areas and our draconian fatigue rules to name just a few.

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How the transport industry can take small steps for big change

By Peta Gowans, transport specialist at Kelvin Baxter Transport

Last week, Australia recognised NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our First Nations peoples. For those of us working in transport, this is also a chance to reflect on how we’re opening the door to First Nations people – and people from all walks of life – to participate in the industry.

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Is the NHVR really listening to the industry?

Every day, transport workers tell us that it gets harder to do the job. Now the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the organisation responsible for setting the rules, is promoting the idea that you can drive up to 16 hours a day, under Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM).

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