Industry given chance to quiz shiny bums

Trucking operators urged to attend 2009 National Remote Areas Forum to quiz bureaucrats on industry reforms

November 4, 2009

Trucking operators and owner-drivers will be given the chance to question bureaucrats and policy makers on the latest industry reforms at this year's National Remote Areas Forum.

Run by the Remote Areas Consultative Group, the free forum is being held on November 10 in Alice Springs and will cover issues such as the move to national regulations, fatigue management and the Intelligent Access Program (IAP).

RACG Chair Peter Goed says attendees will be able to speak to government officials from Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.

"What we’re trying to do is get the bureaucrats, decision makers and the people who carry out the transport task in the same room," he says.

"We want to have a reasonably frank discussion."

Representatives from the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Transport Certification Australia (TCA) will also be at the forum.

Goed says he hopes the one-day event will increase the understanding of industry issues among the grassroots of the trucking sector.

The forum will be held at Crowne Plaza from 10am to 5pm. Those interested in attending can contact Linda Young on 08 8924 7038 or 0419 228 785 to register.

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