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RFNSW 2018

CEO Report

It is conference time – see you at the Rooty Hill RSL this Thursday 13 September at RNSW2018! See the program here : https://roadfreightnsw.eventsmart.com

Book your tickets now!

What to bring:

  • An open mind
  • Key questions that relate to your business needs
  • A willingness to participate

What you will take:

  • Key insights and learnings from industry experts
  • New conversations with new colleagues
  • How to get your business ready to adapt to the changing needs of the industry and the state
  • Delegate goodie bags with gifts from our sponsors
  • Chance to win sponsors door prizes

AWARD FINALISTS

I am excited to announce the 14 Finalists for its 2018 industry awards!

Congratulations to all of our Finalists, they should be proud of themselves for being recognised for their accomplishments over the past 12 months.

The winners will be announced at the cocktail dinner following the Conference this Thursday 13 September, 2018, at the Rooty Hill RSL Club.

Media

Industry voices come together for RFNSW2018

Thank you to our media partners Owner//Driver and ATN for this week’s coverage!

Simon O’Hara
CEO
RFNSW

Gowrie Gates

Restrictions for Gowrie Gates during the Major Rail possessions in your next Road Freight email.

The major rail possession dates are:

  • 18-22 September 2018
  • 19-23 November 2018

Restrictions that will in place are:

  • 3.5 meter lanes with 1 meter shoulders (both directions).
  • 40km/h speed limit
  • 4.6m wide load limit
  • 74t vehicle weight limit
  • 30m vehicle length limit
  • Maison Dieu Rd closed at New England Highway (whilst side road in use).
  • Vehicle Stoppages up to 15min
  • Night works leading up to and proceeding Rail Possession period
  • Alternative route available via Golden Hwy

Athol Carter appointed to TruckSafe Board

Athol Carter of Frasers Livestock Transport has been welcomed as a new member of the TruckSafe board of directors.

An industry initiative, TruckSafe is a world-class business and risk management system aimed at improving the professionalism and safety of trucking operators nationwide and delivering competitive advantages to accredited operators.

“On behalf of the TruckSafe board, I am proud and delighted to welcome Athol, a passionate individual committed to industry excellence,” TruckSafe Chair Ferdie Kroon said.

Mr Carter has been involved in trucking from a young age. Since completing a school-based traineeship nearly 20 years ago, Athol has worked in various roles within the transport industry including driver and his current position as Compliance Manager at Frasers Livestock Transport, a member of TruckSafe since 1999.

“Over the years Athol has contributed to improving the TruckSafe program as a member of the Animal Welfare Sub-Committee and has provided a great deal of advice as we prepare our upcoming Animal Welfare Module,” Mr Kroon said

Mr Carter says the module will exceed all best-practice expectations for livestock transport

“The module enables transporters to demonstrate that their on-road transport practices reflect good supply chain management, animal welfare, food safety, biosecurity and traceability.

“Each of these factors impacts livestock wellbeing and the eating quality for consumers,” he said.

In his role as a TruckSafe Board Member, Athol will help the board deliver demonstrable benefits to road transport operators, customers, governments and the community, as well as assist customers to meet their duty of care and chain of responsibility obligations.

“I’m proud and excited to join the board and look forward to working with our TruckSafe members and the broader industry to embrace safer and more innovative transport practices. Working collaboratively will enable the industry to operate more productively, efficiently and viably,” Mr Carter said.

Road Reports

RFNSW News

6th September 2018

Can you believe that we are now in the final week before conference – time really does fly!

Everything is coming together quickly and next Thursday I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces of our members and our industry stakeholders as well as meeting new key players within the state.

18 May 2018

RFNSW RAISES CONCERNS OVER NEW BIOSECURITY LEVY

Peak body Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) has described the new Biosecurity Levy on cargo, announced in last week’s Budget, as a “re-run” of the crippling port surcharges already imposed on truck operators.