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Friday, December 16th, 2011

Owner operators in the Australian trucking industry play a significant role in the ongoing development of the Australian trucking industry.

The support mechanisms needed to be a successful truck owner driver need to keep up with modern day trends to keep a trucking business in Australia viable. Transport costs need to be controlled on a daily basis and long term profitable contracts are paramount in gaining the edge on the competition.
Truck Insurance Australia contributes in it’s own way by supporting the Australian “truckie” with truck and transport insurance designed to meet the differing needs of each owner operator truck driver and these needs can radically change on a yearly basis.
With that in mind, understanding the needs of the owner driver, Truck Insurance Australia understands that truck owner operators are different and one type of truck insurance policy does not meet all requirements.
Your truck insurance needs to be updated on a yearly basis by getting updated truck insurance online quotes before your current truck insurance policy expires.

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Truck Insurance Australia when you need it

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Truck Insurance Australia covers Australian truckies with dedicated truck insurance Pic:(ABC News: Laurence Palk)

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From the amazing size and load weights carried by outback cattle trains, the long haul interstate b-doubles that deliver huge volumes of freight to our capital cities and the light rigid trucks which ply their trade in our cities, truck insurance needs to cover a plethora of truck insurance types to blanket specialised truck insurance cover for the needs of the Australian trucking industry.

Truck Insurance Australia has cleverly focused on providing the right truck insurance to cover every contingency that Australian truckies need. While many supposed truck insurance companies cover different insurance markets like boat insurance, car insurance and home insurance, Truck Insurance Australia is dedicated to specialising only in truck insurance and that makes a huge difference in truck insurance knowledge and product delivery.

Over a very short time, Truck Insurance Australia has positioned itself as the truck insurance provider of choice, with the knowledge to handle your truck insurance needs. Get a Truck Insurance Australia quote today by visiting Australia’s specialised truck insurer Truck Insurance Australia (click here)

Australia’s Rural Truckies pay more for less

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Pic: (ATN) Australian Truckies to pay more

By: Brad Gardner

Rural trucking operators will be forced to pay the same road user charge as their urban counterparts despite receiving a significantly smaller share of road funding.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) last week recommended increasing the trucking industry’s road user charge by 2.4 percent to 23.1 cents per litre. If accepted, the proposal will reduce the fuel tax credit by 0.5 cents to 15.04 cents per litre.

According to the NTC, trucking operators need to pay higher charges from July 1 due to greater government investment in the road network. Figures released by the NTC show expenditure on rural local roads between the 2002 and 2009 financial years was $14.64 billion. Conversely, expenditure on urban local roads over the same period was $23.56 billion.

Spending on urban local roads between the 2007 and 2008 financial years increased from $3.57 billion to $3.92 billion, while spending on rural roads went from $2.13 billion to $2.28 billion. While the NTC did not provide expenditure figures for rural and urban local roads for the 2010 financial year, it says spending on urban arterial routes was $5.95 billion. The figure represents an almost $500 million decline over the previous year.

“Spending on roads and bridges across all levels of government has increased significantly in recent years, reflecting initiatives from all levels of government to improve road transport infrastructure,” the NTC says.

Between the 2004 and 2010 financial years, the NTC says governments spent $31.52 billion, compared to $27.73 billion on rural arterial routes over the same period. According to the NTC, rural arterial expenditure increased from $4.83 billion in the 2009 financial year to $5 billion in the 2010 financial year.

“Revenue recovered through heavy vehicle charges contributes to building better and safer roads, such as providing high productivity vehicles with increased access to the road network,” it says.

The Australian Trucking Industry has been given until March 11 to respond to the NTC’s proposal before it goes to the Federal Government for approval. Under changes introduced in 2008, the Government must give the industry 60 days notice prior to making a decision. It must release the data used to determine any changes.

If it accepts the NTC’s proposal, the Government will need to gain the support of independents in the House of Representatives to pass the 2.4 percent increase. The Senate can also pass a disallowance motion to stop the price rise. The NTC says the latest proposal is almost 2 percent lower than last year’s increase (4.2 percent) and .4 percent lower than CPI.

A sub-group of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is currently working on an alternative charging model for the trucking industry, including mass-distance-location pricing.

Under this method trucking operators will pay an individual rather than general fee. Vehicles will be billed based on their mass, how far they travel and the locations they travel through.

Little Rippa Road Cam Launches at NatRoads Gold Coast Conference

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Little Rippa Road Cam will have its’ official launch at the 2010 NatRoads Gold Coast conference 5/6/7th August and is quickly becoming the Australian truckies road cam of choice.

The strong and rugged design.Little Rippa Road Cam, records road vision directly from the truckies cabin. Easily fitted to any truck make or model, this new product will revolutionize the industry and assist truckies recording in real time, what is ahead of the truckie and record actual live road footage.

With a key locked recorded hard drive, time and date stamped, this road vision camera is an Australian first for the Australian Trucking Industry. With a national network of fully trained installers, the Little Rippa Road Cam can be quickly installed during a truckies downtime.

NatRoad Annual Conference 2010 August 5 – 7

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The NatRoad Conference 2010 is expecting record breaking attendance because of the many changes and innovations to the Australian Trucking industry. The conference will be held at the Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast in Queensland.

Who is NatRoad?
NatRoad, the National Road Transport Operators Association, was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association and the National Transport Federation decided to combine their respective strengths. From this partnership, NatRoad has developed into Australia’s premier Association for long distance and regionally based trucking businesses.

In 2008, NatRoad amalgamated with the Australian Road Train Association to create NatRoad, the National Road Transport Operators Association incorporating the Australian Road Train Association – Australia’s largest trucking association, representing all long distance and regionally-based operators.
NatRoad is a not-for-profit Association overseen by a Board of Directors who all run trucking businesses. You can be sure that we will focus on those issues most important to you – keeping your trucks and business running.
NatRoad has members in every state and territory. Your business doesn’t necessarily stop at the border, so why should your Association? We can provide support, information and advice regardless of where you operate.
Members range from owner-drivers to large fleet operators. We have the expertise to help you whether big or small.
The NatRoad Vision
“To be recognised as Australia’s Leading National Road Transport Operators Association.”
Our Mission

NatRoad is committed to provide leadership, support and development of its members, staff and stakeholders in the Australian road transport industry. We strive to maximise members long term viability by providing tools, networking opportunities and industry education within the following core values.
If you are involved in the Australian Trucking Industry in any way, you should be part of NatRoad.