NatRoad schedules briefings on hot-button trucking issues

Meetings will detail the impact minimum rates for owner-drivers will have on the industry.


NatRoad will host a series of information sessions in New South Wales from early next month to brief attendees on pressing issues in the trucking industry, including impending minimum pay rates for owner-drivers.

The first of free three sessions will begin in Sydney on February 9, followed by Wollongong on February 10.

The final meeting will take place in Dubbo on February 16.

All events are scheduled to begin at 6pm and are due to cover the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) decision to introduce minimum rates for owner-drivers, compliance and enforcement issues, chain of responsibility and industrial relations matters.

NatRoad says members and non-members of the group are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending need to register in advance by contacting NatRoad via email or on 02 6295 3000.

The briefing in Sydney is to be held at Gilbert & Roach at Huntingwood, with the Wollongong session taking place at City Diggers.

The Dubbo event will be held at Inland Truck Centres on the Newell Highway.

NatRoad has been one of the leading representative bodies arguing against the introduction of minimum rates for owner-drivers.

It claims there will be "price shocks" throughout the industry and beyond once minimum rates begin on April 4.

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