56 Fitzroy Street, Marrickville NSW, 2204

Who we are

Simon O’Hara is the CEO of Road Freight NSW and has years of experience in transport and is admitted as a solicitor in NSW and the High Court of Australia.

Road Freight NSW began as ATA NSW in 2007. The organisation has developed to become a respected advocate for trucking operators, as a conduit to government, regulators and enforcement agencies.

In 2015 the new name, Road Freight NSW, articulates our independent and authoritative viewpoint thanks to our respected executive leadership and the passion and expertise of members contributing to the Policy Council.

Road Freight NSW also addresses sector specific issues around the ports, dangerous goods, freight and over-size/over-mass access.

Road Freight NSW engages actively with Premiers, ministers, politicians, senior public servants and meets regularly with the Roads and Maritime Service, Transport for NSW, NSW Ports, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and the Australian Trucking Association to affect positive change to the industry.

And, we focus on improving the culture within the road freight industry to realise a better public image for our members.

Road Freight NSW has a Board of operators that are directors of the organisation and we also have a Policy Council made comprising of industry leaders dealing with general freight, containers, dangerous goods and oversize and over-mass heavy vehicles.

We are a grass roots organisation that has sub-committees for:

  • Containers
  • OverSize/OverMass
  • Dangerous Goods
  • General Freight

These sub-committees raise industry specific issues with RFNSW and we often invite along RMS, NHVR and partners to these meetings for their input and contribution.

Our focus covers issues including:

  • Productivity and safety gains,
  • Maintenance and compliance,
  • Speed management,
  • Access,
  • Workplace relations,
  • Driver health and well-being,
  • Training,
  • Load restraint,
  • Fatigue management,

Road Freight has partnered with industry leaders in the provision of services in the heavy vehicle space which provide our members with the best products and services.

Collectively, the heavy vehicle industry in NSW needs a professional voice by the operators and for the operators.