We have created a Bureaucratic Monster in our endeavours to make the road transport industry the perfect and safest industry sector.
While the recent federal budget contained some welcome investments in transport infrastructure and funding for skills and apprenticeships, the allocation of funds throughout our national federation represented something of a missed opportunity to better support resiliency in our supply chains.
Copy the cutey in the Kenworth… I’m just doing the groceries, have you delivered here yet as the shelves are nearly empty? Read more
After spending two days in the last few weeks with members of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Prosecution team and learning more about Enforceable Undertakings (EUs), I was very impressed with the continuing work the NHVR is doing to engage with the trucking industry.
I have been researching recently about why Western Australia and the Northern Territory have not taken up the so-called national heavy vehicle law (NHVL), as the eastern states have.
Attracting and training new people to the transport industry continues to be a major focus for the VTA, with labour shortages crippling operators and adding to an already stressed supply chain.
The National Transport Commission’s increasingly disappointing review of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) has been a circus.
The ongoing exclusion of voices of drivers from the talks to safeguard supply chains and improve conditions is typical of the disregard held by the current government and sadly some companies, for the transport Industry.
Gone are the old days of rocking up to your accountant every year to get your tax done with a bundle of bank statements and a shoebox of dockets and receipts.
The time for the government to step in to provide financial relief for contract carriers in the transport industry is now. Read more