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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.

  • Not a hint of chilli - ‘modest and conservative’ is the order of the day

    By: Warren Clark

    May 2017

    Over the past few months, NatRoad has been busy working on a number of key industry and workplace relations issues. Like many other industry associations. our attention has been focused on the four-yearly review of the modern awards, particularly in respect of the transport industry awards.

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  • The case for fair, transparent and sustainable road tolls

    By: Warren Clark

    April 2017

    As of 1 April 2017, heavy vehicle operators using CityLink in Melbourne face a significant increase in tolls, paying up to 125 per cent more during the day under the capped arrangement. Trucks are charged three times the daytime rate for cars and double the night-time rate. NatRoad is concerned that this dramatic increase in pricing will unfairly discriminate against the heavy vehicle industry compared to other road users.

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  • Industrial relations – in the wake of the RSRT

    By: Warren Clark

    March 2017

    Last month, NatRoad welcomed the Federal Government’s formal response to the inquiry into the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).

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  • A review that is bound to affect you

    By: Warren Clark

    February 2017

    Battling with the unions is part of the DNA within NatRoad. I had the privilege of hearing first-hand where this character trait was born as long-time industry operators gathered to mark formation of the National Transport Federation (NatRoad).

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  • Are you ready for the future?

    By: Warren Clark

    December 2016

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) has taken a look at the future 2040 scenarios for land transport in Australia.

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  • Representing members 70 years on

    By: Warren Clark

    November 2016

    Nearly 70 years ago, a group of owner-drivers, many of them returned servicemen carting long distance freight, got together. They were fed up with crippling taxes designed to protect the rail freight monopoly and formed the Long Distance Road Transport Association – a forerunning organisation that became NatRoad.

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  • Our waistlines are just as important as our bottom lines

    By: Warren Clark

    October 2016

    This month the new edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) updates the guidelines for health professionals assessing patient’s ability to drive safety – a requirement for commercial drivers of heavy vehicles.

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  • Where to from here?

    By: Warren Clark

    September 2016

    Years ago I was an accountant working with small businesses. I wasn’t just looking at numbers and spreadsheets. I was working with people who were having a go, who had taken a risk and who were facing challenges that are common to many small businesses.

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  • Year in review – priorities for the year ahead

    By: Warren Clark

    August 2016

    It has been a big year for the road freight industry. NatRoad has been front and centre of a major battle grabbing the headlines with the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) pay orders a key factor in the recent Federal election.

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  • Real data to drive understanding of fatigue

    By: Warren Clark

    July 2016

    In a refreshing approach by government, the National Transport Commission (NTC) is looking to improve the ongoing evidence base for driver fatigue by establishing a framework to capture real-life operational data.

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