11 September 2017
With new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws commencing next year, peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) continues to work with its members and industry stakeholders to ensure safety and compliance are front and centre of the daily operations of heavy vehicles on our roads.
29 August 2017
Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) has joined forces with its interstate counterpart the Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) in a renewed fight against unjustified landside surcharges imposed by stevedores at ports across the country.
30 June 2017
Peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) has expressed concerns that truck operators have been given only two days to review and renew an agreement allowing them to access the DP World Australia terminal at Port Botany.
27 June 2017
Peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) has called on the Federal Government and relevant departments to convene a special industry-led national working group to better educate motorists on interacting with heavy vehicles in order to reduce the number of road accidents estimated to be costing the Australian economy $33 billion a year.
22 June 2017
New port tax must be stopped after proof Patrick’s claims are wrong.
Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) says NSW Ports rejection of claims by Patrick that rents at Port Botany have increased means that the stevedore must now put the brakes on its proposed new tax on carriers.
5 June 2017
A SECOND stevedore’s port tax imposed on carriers using the Sydney terminal is yet another blow to hard-working trucking operators, peak industry group Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) said today.
9 May 2017
The peak body representing NSW trucking operators, RFNSW refutes DP World Australia’s (DPWA) defence of their Infrastructure Surcharge in light of new evidence.
3 May 2017
“There are changes coming to chain of responsibility regulations in 2018, and we need to make sure that everyone is prepared for these changes,” RFNSW General Manager, Simon O’Hara, said.
5 April 2017
Stevedore’s “unscrupulous” levy will lead to big losses for small operators
DP World’s proposed new port levy will see road carriers losing up to $150,000 per year, according to financial analysis collated by peak industry group, Road Freight NSW (RFNSW).
4 April 2017
The peak body representing NSW trucking operators RFNSW has questioned DP World Australia’s (DPWA) defence of their Infrastructure Surcharge.
27 March 2017
The peak body representing NSW trucking operators, RFNSW, has called on trucking industry customers and agents overseas to pack all import containers so the weight of the contents is evenly distributed within the container.
24 March 2017
RFNSW the peak body representing NSW trucking operators has met with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, (ACCC) today to discuss DP World Australia’s (DPWA) unfair Infrastructure Surcharge.
23 March 2017
RFNSW, the peak-body representing the trucking industry in NSW is proud to nominate three exceptional members of the trucking industry for the National Trucking Industry Awards.
15 March 2017
The peak body representing NSW trucking operators, RFNSW, has called on the ACCC to investigate the new infrastructure surcharge imposed by DP World at its Sydney terminal.
DP World Australia will charge an Infrastructure Surcharge at its Sydney Terminal from 3 April 2017.
8 March 2017
Industry group Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) has described a new levy slugged on trucks entering the Port Botany terminal by stevedore DP World as a “cash grab” which should be examined by the ACCC.
13 February 2017
Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) continues to grow stronger and is pleased to announce a new partnership with BlueScope Steel (BlueScope).
13 January 2017
Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading material handling equipment industry company, Linde Material Handling.
16 November 2016
Road Freight NSW General Manager, Simon O’Hara told conference delegates at the Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference in Sydney recently that safety and compliance was a pivotal principle of working with members.
15 August 2016
Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with leading national law firm Holding Redlich which will provide specialist legal support to RFNSW and its members.
22 July 2016
Road freight operators in NSW will now have the opportunity to receive crucial information about the latest issues facing the industry first hand with the launch of the first NSW Road Freight Forum.
21 July 2016
The trucking industry is again under threat due to further changes to the General Carriers Contract Determination (GCCD) proposed by the Trade Workers Union (TWU), RFNSW General Manager Simon O’Hara said today.
09 May 2016
Road Freight NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon O’Hara as its new General Manager. Mr O’Hara started in the role today.
24 September 2015
The trucking industry is today mourning the loss of Michael (Mike) Moylan, the former General Manager of Johnstons Transport in Sydney.
14 August 2015
Road Freight NSW has applauded the call made by Senator John Williams and Senator Glenn Sterle this week for big businesses to pay for the services of trucking operators in a timely manner. The organisation also called for appropriate payment rates to be put in the spotlight.
13 August 2015
Road Freight NSW has today announced its support for a road transport operator licensing system in order to ensure all trucking operators meet rigorous safety and viability standards.
14 July 2015
Road Freight NSW has today urged the NSW Government to give consideration to how road use taxes are collected to provide a more effective charging scheme for NSW road users
3 July 2015
Road Freight NSW (formerly ATANSW) is New South Wales’ own road transport industry member association, providing NSW trucking operators with a strong, united voice on issues affecting the transport industry.
23 June 2015
NSW road freight industry body ATANSW has welcomed the announcement of $7.5 billion in funding for roads, maritime and freight in the 2015-16 NSW Budget.
06 March 2015
NSW road freight industry body ATANSW has applauded announcement of $77 million for upgrades to the Newell Highway, but has called for further plans to improve the route.
24 February 2015
There is no place for illegal drugs in the trucking industry, New South Wales trucking body ATANSW said today.
20 February 2015
ATANSW has welcomed the Opposition’s funding announcement for NSW roads, but urged the party to consider trucking industry ideas to improve road safety and productivity.
18 February 2015
ATANSW has applauded Premier Mike Baird’s $273 million plan to fix congestion in the Hunter region, but has urged him to first remove productivity-stifling heavy vehicle curfews across the area.
13 February 2015
ATANSW has today applauded the announcement of funding for 27 new heavy vehicle projects in New South Wales, but has stressed the importance for rest areas to be properly signed.
11 December 2014
NSW trucking association ATANSW and the Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA NSW) have called for road users to share the space in roadside rest areas this holiday period.
30 October 2014
ATANSW has applauded the trucking industry’s voluntary adoption of vehicle tracking technology, with Transport Certification Australia (TCA) yesterday announcing that 25,000 of its in-vehicle units have been installed in heavy vehicles across Australia.
04 August 2014
Alliance Transport Managing Director John Preston has been named the new Chair of the ATANSW Container Carrier Sub-Committee.
17 June 2014
The 2014-15 NSW Budget will improve safety, reduce congestion and boost productivity on the state’s roads, the manager of ATANSW, Jodie Broadbent, said today.
05 May 2014
The member organisation for NSW trucking operators, ATANSW, has honoured NSW trucking industry greats in the 2014 ATANSW industry awards.
22 April 2014
The freight sector delivers every item on the shelves of every supermarket – and now the state government has formally recognised its importance with the appointment of Duncan Gay as the Minister for Roads and Freight.
15 April 2014
Nominations are now open for the 2014 ATANSW industry awards.
21 February 2014
The member services organisation for NSW trucking operators, ATANSW, has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to take over processing road access permits for truck journeys within the state.
19 February 2014
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) should hand back responsibility for processing some types of road access permits to the NSW Government, the Manager of ATANSW, Jodie Broadbent, said today.
Since it started full operations on 10 February, the NHVR has struggled to issue the permits that operators transporting heavy or very large loads need to do their jobs.
23 January 2014
The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is significantly flawed and fails to understand the road transport industry, ATANSW Manager Jodie Broadbent said today.
Mrs Broadbent was releasing the ATANSW submission to the review of the road safety remuneration system. The Australian Government established the review last year to assess the operation of the tribunal.
17 December 2013
The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s first remuneration order will strangle the trucking industry in red tape, the Manager of ATA NSW, Jodie Broadbent, said today.
The tribunal released its order today. It will take effect on 1 May 2014.
11 December 2013
ATA NSW is pleased to welcome its newest member, 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division.
3M’s traffic safety systems first began in the late 1930’s when 3M pioneered the world’s first retro-reflective sheeting. Since then, 3M has remained at the leading edge of traffic safety innovation worldwide.
14 November 2013
Greg Lawson, the General Manager of JJ Lawson Transport, has been named the new Chair of ATA NSW’s Container Transport Carrier Sub-Committee following Mike Moylan’s retirement from the role.
05 August 2013
The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s draft order has failed to give truckies anything more than extra red tape, ATA NSW Manager, Jodie Broadbent, said today.
Mrs Broadbent was releasing the ATA NSW submission [PDF] to the Tribunal. The submission states that the draft order failed to meet the requirements set out in the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012.
25 February 2013
Trucking operators experiencing the new Port Botany cross time zone manifesting scheme have gained greater timeslot flexibility, following a meeting between ATA NSW, Sydney Ports and the stevedores today.
19 December 2012
Sudden industrial action at Sydney’s Port Botany has thrown Christmas container freight into turmoil this week.
ATA NSW container section Chairman Mike Moylan urged customers to be patient with transport operators, who were caught in the middle during this peak period.
19 December 2012
The manager of ATA NSW, Jodie Broadbent, today called on holiday motorists and truck drivers to make this Christmas different, by being aware and staying safe on the roads.
13 December 2012
NSW Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay is looking to the industry for options to change the way the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is used in NSW, following last week’s review of the program by the Road Freight Industry Council.
10 December 2012
The member organisation for NSW trucking operators, ATA NSW, has honoured leading figures in the NSW trucking industry in its 2012 Industry Awards.
28 November 2012
The member organisation for NSW trucking operators, ATA NSW, has today announced the finalists for the 2012 NSW Trucking Industry Awards.
04 September 2012
Nominations for the 2012 ATA NSW Industry Awards are now open, with two new awards created this year. These awards acknowledge and promote the commitment and achievements of those in the NSW road freight industry.
03 September 2012
The new manager of ATA NSW will be Jodie Broadbent, who has been the Senior Policy Adviser at the Australian Trucking Association since February 2011.
18 July 2012
The NSW Government has thrown a lifeline to hard-pressed trucking operators today with its announcement of a major assistance package, the manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, said.
22 June 2012
ATA NSW, the rt health fund and the Sydney Ports Corporation, along with TWU Super and Patrick Stevedores, will join together to celebrate TruckWeek 2012 with a free sausage sizzle and health checks for truck drivers at Port Botany from 7-8am on 20-24 August.
09 March 2012
The peak body for the NSW trucking industry, ATA NSW, welcomes the NSW Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay’s move to get tough on blatant law breakers in the industry.
01 February 2012
The Federal Government’s Road Safety Remuneration Bill is a union grab for power and would not improve safety, the Manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, said today.
21 November 2011
The Transport Workers’ Union must immediately provide the police with the details of the industry clients it says are pressuring drivers to speed or drive while fatigued, the manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, said today.
20 September 2011
NSW trucking operators who are members of ATA NSW now have the chance to see their truck star in a high visibility mark-up from 3M Australia.
23 August 2011
The 110 kilometre per hour speed limit on the Newell will reduce driver frustration and potentially cut the road toll, three major NSW industry groups said today.
17 August 2011
ATA NSW, the peak body representing NSW trucking operators, has welcomed the proposed extension of the National Highway Network.
28 March 2011
New South Wales’ peak trucking body, ATA NSW, has congratulated the state’s new Premier, Barry O’Farrell, and Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, following their sweeping election victory on Saturday.
28 February 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking body, ATA NSW, has welcomed the start of the new industry penalty system for stevedores and truck carriers at Port Botany.
22 February 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has asked the state’s major political parties if they will make point-to-point speed checks apply to all vehicles, should they form government following the 26 March NSW election.
31 January 2011
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, is turning to its members to find out what issues they want addressed in the 2011 New South Wales election campaign.
6 December 2010
New regulations and mandatory standards under the Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy (PBLIS) will lead to an improvement in truck turn round times for transport carriers in and out of the port, New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, said today.
9 November 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has called on Sydney Ports to once again intervene to fix problems at DP World’s Port Botany container terminal.
16 November 2010
The Minister for Ports, Eric Roozendaal, must intervene to fix the DP World container terminal at Port Botany after another night of delays and confusion, the state’s peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, said today.
21 September 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has called on the State Government to continue regulation reform to ensure efficiency gains at Port Botany.
6 September 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has called on the NSW Government to continue its Ports Botany Landside Improvement Strategy (PBLIS) reforms, despite a change in Ports Minister last week.
3 August 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, is calling for companies, customers and local communities across the state to get behind the search for the country’s top young truck driver, through the Scania’s Young Australian Truck Driver Competition 2010.
9 June 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has welcomed the massive boost in road funding announced by the State Government as part of its 2010-11 budget, released yesterday.
11 May 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has thrown its weight behind the state government’s new regulations for Port Botany, with the members of the ATA NSW Container Section voting overwhelmingly to support the reforms.
30 April 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has cautiously welcomed the State Government’s new regulations for Port Botany.
25 February 2010
Sydney Ports Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Grant Gilfillan, will talk with truck drivers about the issues that affect their business, when he shares breakfast with them at Port Botany today, Thursday, 25 February.
15 January 2010
New South Wales’ peaking trucking industry body, ATA NSW, is inviting politicians from across the state to hop into a truck as part of TruckWeek 2010.
6 January 2010
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has dismissed a proposal put forward by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union that would see all dangerous goods transported by rail over holiday periods.
18 December 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has called on truck drivers to set a safe example for other motorists over this festive season.
4 December 2009
The state’s peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has welcomed the election of Kristina Keneally as Premier of New South Wales.
24 November 2009
23 November 2009
Well-respected industry figure and director of Border Express, Jon Luff has taken over the chairmanship of the ATA NSW Policy Council, following the retirement of inaugural chair Frank Johnston.
16 November 2009
The peak body representing the NSW trucking industry, ATA NSW, has welcomed the appointment of the Member for Heathcote, Paul McLeay, as the new Minister for Ports and Waterways.
27 October 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking body, ATA NSW, has welcomed the Minister for Ports, Joe Tripodi’s, commitment to introduce legislation to drive reform if the two stevedores at Port Botany, Patrick and DP World, fail to improve efficiency in the short term.
22 October 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking body, ATA NSW, has welcomed news that Sydney Ports will move towards regulations to implement landside port reforms if there is not an immediate improvement from stevedores at Port Botany.
22 October 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has expressed outrage over a decision by Port Botany’s two stevedoring companies to scrap its Sunday storage fee exemptions, claiming they will severely impact the trucking industry, put pressure on Sydney’s roads and have a direct cost on local families.
10 August 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Roads, Michael Daley, that he will make two important changes to fatigue management laws for heavy vehicle drivers.
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has called on the trucking industry to work towards improving the safety of drivers. ATA NSW Chairman, Frank Johnston, said with discussions about the implementation of safe rates legislation taking place, the industry must demonstrate it is in the best position to ensure the safety of its drivers.
4 August 2009
Members of New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, will be among the first in the industry to get up to date with the Australian Government’s new Fair Work laws, with the association’s Industrial Relations partner, the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), holding free workshops for members and trucking operators across the state.
29 July 2009
ATA NSW Chairman, Frank Johnston, has called for more rest areas across NSW at the launch of the Gillenbah Gateway Master Plan in Narrandera this morning.
14 July 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking body, ATA NSW, has welcomed the decision by Roads Minister Michael Daley to delay increases in the state’s truck registration charges until 1 January 2010.
19 June 2009
ATA NSW, the state’s peak trucking industry body, has renewed its calls for an increase in truck rest areas across New South Wales.
16 June 2009
The peak body for the NSW trucking industry, ATA NSW, has welcomed the state Budget’s focus on roads as a way of boosting the state economy.
10 June 2009
ATA NSW has welcomed news the New South Wales Government will assemble a road safety roundtable to address the rising road toll across the state.
3 June 2009
New South Wales’ peak trucking industry body, ATA NSW, has slammed plans by Sydney Ports Corporation (SPC) to institute a peak pricing policy at the Port Botany terminal, saying it will have a devastating effect on the state’s trucking operators.
13 May 2009
A report on improving road safety released today by NSW Auditor-General, Peter Achterstraat, has been welcomed by ATA NSW, the organisation representing the trucking industry in New South Wales.
8 May 2009
ATA NSW, the state’s peak trucking industry body, has welcomed the Australian and NSW Governments’ decision to fund 28 new and upgraded truck rest areas across the state.
8 April 2009
The New South Wales trucking industry has welcomed the changes to the state’s heavy vehicle fatigue laws announced by the Minister for Roads, Michael Daley, today.
18 March 2009
The Senate must block a Government amendment to the Fair Work Bill that would impose more red tape on trucking companies without improving safety, the Manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, said today.
2 March 2009
The NSW RTA’s plan to use fixed cameras to stop speeding trucks will not improve road safety because it ignores the real causes of truck crashes, the manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, said today.
12 November 2008
The NSW Government’s plan to abolish the northern NSW fuel subsidy from 1 July 2009 will make it harder for trucking companies in northern NSW to compete fairly with Queensland companies, the manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis, warned today.
30 October 2008
Staff from the New South Wales trucking industry’s peak body, ATA NSW, will be at the Newcastle and Hunter Region Transport Awareness Day this Sunday to provide trucking operators with information on the benefits of joining the peak industry body.
26 September 2008
Every heavy truck driver in NSW will become tangled in red tape when the new heavy vehicle driver fatigue reforms take effect on Monday, the Manager of ATA NSW, Jill Lewis said today.
26 September 2008
The NSW Minister for Roads, Michael Daley, has today freed heavy truck drivers doing local work from the need to fill in cumbersome work diaries.
18 September 2008
The ATA NSW has thrown its weight behind the State Government’s plan to improve the efficiency of Port Botany.
15 September 2008
The state’s peak industry body, ATA NSW will lobby for the construction of a new truck rest area near the intersection of the M4 and the M7 on Sydney’s outskirts.
8 September 2008
The new Minister for Roads, Michael Daley, will take the state’s trucking industry forward with hard work, talent and enthusiasm, the NSW trucking industry’s peak body, ATA NSW, said today.
1 September 2008
Trucking operators in NSW will now have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the running costs of their business through the use of a costing model developed by the state’s peak industry body, ATA NSW.
6 August 2008
Staff from the New South Wales trucking industry’s peak body, ATA NSW, will be at the Sydney Truck Show to provide trucking operators with advice on the new fatigue laws.
28 July 2008
ATA NSW and NatRoad have urged owner-drivers and small trucking companies to keep working, despite the calls for a national shut down by a number of fringe groups.
8 July 2008
ATA NSW fears trucking operators in NSW will be left helpless when the new fatigue management regulations come into operation on September 29th if road agencies do not work to address the inadequate number of rest areas on NSW highways.
24 June 2008
The NSW RTA’s support for building heavy vehicle rest areas was all paper and no bitumen, ATA NSW Manager, Jill Lewis said today.
6 June 2008
ATA NSW will be attending the Primex Exhibition in Casino from June 12-14 2008, along with the Australian Trucking Association’s travelling exhibition trailer – The Road Ahead.
28 May 2008
ATA NSW has called on the NSW Government to stop ignoring the state industry representative body.
21 May 2008
ATA NSW has today called for the NSW Government to act quickly and deliver adequate rest areas for truck drivers.
31 January 2008
Forcing businesses to transport their freight by rail would make the day to day products used by Australian families more expensive and families and consumers simply cannot afford it, the Manager of the Australian Trucking Association of New South Wales (ATA NSW), Jill Lewis, said today.
30 January 2008
The Australian Trucking Association of NSW (ATA NSW), the organisation representing the biggest transport sector in NSW, is concerned over the public lack of understanding for the thousands of trucks on our roads.
22 January 2008
The Australian Trucking Association New South Wales (ATA NSW) has welcomed Jill Lewis as its new Manager.
5 December 2007
Australian Trucking Association (ATA) NSW has announced the establishment of another significant member benefit initiative – the ATA NSW OHS & Injury Assist Program.
31 October 2007
Yesterday’s release of Reforming Port Botany’s Links with Inland Transport, the draft report of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) into the interface between stevedores and road and rail operators points the way to further significant and welcome waterfront reform according to ATA NSW.
15 October 2007
Legal action by the Roads and Traffic Authority, over 300 alleged breaches of Chain of Responsibility laws against a grain operator, is a wake-up call to the business community to improve its compliance with road laws, especially in relation to mass limits.
10 October 2007
NSW trucking operators have welcomed today’s announcement from the Prime Minister that an additional $2.4 billion will be allocated by the Australian Government to facilitate completion of duplication of the Pacific Highway by 2016.
9 October 2007
Trucking operators in NSW are now able to gain access to an industry leading, on-road refuelling solution with BP, following the release of the offer this week.
4 October 2007
Compliance with the Intelligent Access Program should not be a requirement to operate at Higher Mass Limits in New South Wales, according to ATA NSW Manager, Hugh McMaster.
5 September 2007
ATA NSW today congratulated the trucking industry on its willingness to tackle the challenges posed by the APEC conference.
29 August 2007
ATA NSW, the new state membership organisation for NSW road freight operators was officially launched at a function in Sydney last night, marking its recent entry to the state representative scene.
21 June 2007
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) General Council has shown its ongoing support for the NSW trucking community by supporting the continuation of the operation of ATA NSW.
1 June 2007
Setting modal share targets to move containerised freight in and out of Port Botany will not solve Sydney’s landside infrastructure problems, according to Hugh McMaster, Manager of the Australian Trucking Association New South Wales Branch.