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Warren Clark
NatRoad

NatRoad, the National Road Transport Operators Association, was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association and the National Transport Federation decided to combine their respective strengths to form a new, nation-wide industry association. Current NatRoad Chief Executive Officer is Warren Clark.

  • Don’t Get Lost in the Crowd When it Comes to Recruitment

    By: Warren Clark

    July 2018

    The total number of private sector job vacancies in Australia in February of this year was nearly 202,000. 

    This means whenever a road transport company goes looking for new staff they are facing pretty stiff competition.

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  • Labor Plan would be end of the road for owner-drivers

    By: Warren Clark

    June 2018

    Australia’s road freight industry quite literally keeps this country moving. On an average day, around five million tonnes of freight are moved within Australia. Over three-quarters of Australia’s non-bulk freight is carried on roads.

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  • Brake tests: breaking down the confusion

    By: Warren Clark

    May 2018

    With the safety concerns in road transport increasing, it’s become more important for the industry to consider how their vehicles perform against safety measures. Poor braking performance is one of these important factors. Between many test systems in place across the country, however, operators are struggling to understand why the results are often inconsistent. In many cases, members have turned to NatRoad to help understand the confusion.

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  • Mandating safe rates:  no model for the future

    By: Warren Clark

    April 2018

    NatRoad has told a Senate inquiry that regulating owner-driver pay rates should be firmly rejected from any future planning for the road transport industry.

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  • Do I have to give my drivers a rostered day off?

    By: Warren Clark

    March 2018

    One of the key benefits to becoming a member of NatRoad is the free-of-charge advice on how to manage your workforce in line with the Road Transport Awards. Every day, we receive a range of enquiries about the entitlements of employees and ways to resolve workplace issues.

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  • The Roadmap to redundancy

    By: Warren Clark

    February 2018

    It is that time of year again. Across most businesses, half-yearly budgets are being assessed and contracts evaluated for profitability rolling into the new year.

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  • Don’t throw stones into other people’s homes

    By: Warren Clark

    December 2017

    It’s been particularly troubling to hear stories about truck drivers being pelted with rocks and other dangerous objects yet again. It’s an ongoing problem. Professional truck drivers, minding their own business, are being targeted with stones, as well as bits of metal and wood. One driver was hospitalised in Moree late last year as a result – it could’ve been far worse.

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  • Addressing an ageing industry

    By: Warren Clark

    November 2017

    It’s no secret that the transport industry is starting to feel the burden of an ageing workforce. The average age of Australia’s truck drivers is now 53 years, and many operators are already finding it challenging to recruit new drivers. Unless we address the problem, it’s fair to say we’re an industry on the verge of an employment crisis.

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  • Straight-forward Chain of Responsibility

    By: Warren Clark

    October 2017

    Do you understand how the new Chain of Responsibility laws will impact you as a business owner? With changes being introduced in mid-2018, all parties in the CoR will be responsible for proactively managing the risks associated with their transport activities. And, with fines of up to $3 million dollars for businesses, it will become extremely important that parties in the CoR identify and manage risks rather than reacting when there is a possible breach of law.

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  • Toll charges on the rise

    By: Warren Clark

    September 2017

    Tolling is a hot topic in the road freight industry. The reason for this is simple; there have been big increases in toll charges for heavy vehicles across Australia. These changes can have a significant impact to the bottom line of transport operators.

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