LBCA tips big turnout for Bathurst conference

The association’s 2016 conference will draw big names to Mount Panorama.


A bevy of high-profile speakers and well-known transport operators are expected to make the trip to Mount Panorama at Bathurst this year for the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association’s (LBCA) annual conference. 

New South Wales roads minister Duncan Gay will again be the major drawcard, along with National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO Sal Petroccitto. 

National Transport Commission (NTC) CEO Paul Retter is due to speak at one of the event’s multiple sessions, along with two high-ranking Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) officials, Peter Wells and Paul Endycott. 

Wells is the director of safety and compliance at the RMS, while Endycott is the general manager of compliance operations.

The LBCA is expecting about 220 delegates to attend the conference this year, which will cover a range of topics such as heavy vehicle access, chain of responsibility, vehicle maintenance, national regulations and the impact of proposed council mergers on the trucking industry.

The event will also devote time to discussing minimum rates for owner-drivers, due to begin on April 4, and the expected impact the reform will have on the industry.

The LBCA says representatives from well-known rural transporters such as Ron Finemore Transport, Stockmaster, Martin’s Transport, Reardon Grain Services and Deniliquin Freighters will be attending the event.

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