The Fair Work Commission will gain the power to issue mandatory orders across the road transport contract chain, with Parliament passing the Government’s closing loopholes bill today.
The Australian Government should invest an extra $5 billion over ten years to fix freight roads, dangerous level crossings and to build more rest areas for truck drivers.
The Government should amend the road transport sections of its closing loopholes bill following a Senate committee report on the bill.
Christmas 2023 will be delivered by truck, with Australia’s truck drivers working hard to deliver presents, food and drink – and that last minute roll of sticky tape.
The truck driver fatigue laws should be fixed to deliver simpler work diaries, sensible enforcement, fairer penalties and greater safety for smaller trucks.
The trucking industry has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow wider, safer trucks on Australia’s roads.
The ATA has named three exceptional workshop professionals as the finalists for its 2023 Craig Roseneder Award. The award recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the trucking industry’s workshops.
The closing loopholes bill will deliver fairer contracts for all trucking businesses, the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, David Smith, said today.
The Australian Trucking Association has predicted the trucking industry would be decimated if the Grattan Institute’s proposal to increase dramatically the effective fuel tax on trucks succeeds.
The next government must reset Australia’s approach to road safety and productivity.