One of the most rewarding parts of my role as CEO of the NHVR is having the opportunity to drive initiatives that promote improved safety, productivity and efficiency outcomes for our industry and communities.
After a year punctuated by a pandemic, natural disasters, trade disputes, and a narrowly avoided long-term recession, the recently released Federal Budget contains investment measures that are necessary to sustain and boost confidence in the transport industry.
If you are telling me that you are serious about the safety of drivers, safe rates of pay and a safer, fairer industry, then you should be involved in fixing the industry you are involved with.
With the Brisbane Truck Show over, May has been an amazing month in the transport industry.
On Workers’ Memorial Day, at around 8am on a cold, Canberra morning, the TWU were at Parliament House, laying down 58 crosses on the lawn, one for each life lost by a truck driver whilst at work.
I would like to pay my respects to all families who have lost loved ones through road accidents and road trauma. In the 12 months to December 2020, 1106 people sadly have been killed on our roads.
What a month we have had and what a month we have in front of us, with so much going on in the trucking industry.
It was a privilege to represent the Victorian transport industry and the VTA at a recent Senate inquiry being chaired by Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety Glenn Sterle, that is considering the Importance of a Viable, Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Road Transport Industry.
Everything, is the answer to that question and if you think you don’t need it, think again. It can be as simple as stealing money from your credit/debit card or even a fuel card.
On May 16, Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week will launch in Adelaide with Hon Vincent Tarzia MP, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, hosting the launch event on behalf of the South Australian Government.