NatRoad unveils advice package for small companies


‘Toolkit’ aims to aid modernisation and resilience amongst smaller operators

NatRoad unveils advice package for small companies
Warren Clark says the toolkit aims to aid smaller trucking businesses

 

NatRoad has boosted its support for small trucking businesses with the launch of the My Trucking Business Toolkit.

"Strengthening the industry starts at the door of each of trucking businesses," NatRoad CEO Warren Clark says.

"This year we came very close to wiping out an integral part of our competitive landscape – small trucking businesses.

 "The RSRT revealed that many small trucking businesses are not as resilient as we think.

 "The tough, just get on with the job, approach isn’t enough in a modern economy to keep the engine running.

"It takes a lot of hard work, planning, good advice and the support of useful tools to keep a business on track through good times and challenging times.

"That is why we have launched the My Trucking Business Toolkit, to give small trucking businesses the tools and tips to help modernise and improve the resilience of each business.

"I am passionate about helping small business. As an accountant I’ve worked with people who were having a go, taking a risk, facing challenges that are common to many small business.

Clark says he speaks with many members who manage their business operations manually, or who have lost a contract they have had for 10 years overnight, and notes that such things bring unexpected stress to the business and the family.

"I hear firsthand the impacts of unruly red tape and the effects of 90- 120 day payment terms on trucking businesses large and small," he adds.

"We can see on the horizon the ageing workforce behind the wheel and the looming wave of retirement from the industry.

"We all need to be prepared and resilient as we can be to navigate the significant structural changes taking place within the road transport industry – particularly owner drivers and small trucking businesses."

The My Trucking Business Toolkit is available to members and the industry at www.smalltruckingbusiness.com and will continue to be updated by NatRoad.

 

 

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