COVID-19

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations: Problems and Opportunities

As we approached the final months of 2020, the road transport industry looked forward to the new year with optimism as not only had we flattened the COVID-19 infection curve, but we had also almost el...

Congestion is Expected to Worsen as Commuters Avoid Public Transport

Road traffic is almost back to pre-COVID levels and with public transport use still down by 44 per cent, congestion will only get worse. Increased congestion levels are yet another reason retail deliv...

South Australian Border Crash An Avoidable Tragedy

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) extends its condolences to the family of the driver killed in a fatal crash near the South Australian border with Victoria early this morning.

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QLD Bridge and Culvert Restrictions Updated

The engineers at the Heavy Vehicles Unit of the QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads are continuously monitoring, assessing and reviewing structures throughout the state. As a result, there have...

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Perth Metro, Peel and South West to Enter Hard Lockdown

As reported in the media, from 6.00pm Sunday 31 January 2021 the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions of Western Australia are in a 5-day lockdown. These measures have been implemented...

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Delivery Curfews Should Be Permanently Removed

Delivery curfews, that were temporarily lifted during the pandemic to assist with increased demand in the retail sector, are now at risk of being reinstated in NSW. Transport for NSW is currently cond...

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Border Chaos Cannot Continue

NatRoad is calling on all levels of government to work in cooperation to deliver a “national” or standardised border permit for the road freight industry that will permit truck drivers to transport fr...

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Greater Brisbane Going Into Three Day Lockdown

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a three-day lockdown of greater Brisbane in a bid to contain the UK variant of the virus, which some people have claimed may be 70% more infectio...

Workplace safety during COVID

NSW Border Crossing Permit Scheme Directions Update

Commercial freight workers may enter Victoria from New South Wales, subject to adhering to the requirements of the Directions including applying for a permit and following a COVIDSafe Plan. From 11:59...