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Geoff Crouch
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 president is Geoff Crouch of Ron Crouch Transport.

  • Standing up for the industry is what we do

    By: Geoff Crouch

    November 2017

    In early September, the weekend Fairfax papers carried a story on truck safety and recent accidents. Any casual reader of the story would have been left with a very bad – and very wrong – picture of the trucking industry.
    Every fatality on our roads is one too many, and has significant human, social and financial costs.

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  • ATA looks to the future with new strategy

    By: Geoff Crouch

    October 2017

    With the rapid growth of technology, there’s understandably a lot of talk about the future. There are countless articles, government consultations and private sector projects looking at issues such as driverless vehicles, truck platooning, increasing automation and connectivity. But the future is shaped by actual decisions being implemented, not just being talked about.

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  • Truck overcharging must end

    By: Geoff Crouch

    September 2017

    Trucks are critical to Australia’s supply chains. A significant majority of non-bulk domestic freight is carried on roads, and the Productivity Commission has found that only 10 to 15 per cent of the freight task is contestable across both rail and road. Without trucks – there is no supply chain.

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  • Trucking Industry Awards celebrate best practice

    By: Geoff Crouch

    August 2017

    The annual National Trucking Industry Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional individuals and companies operating in our trucking industry.

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  • Key industry focus for 2017

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2017

    Strategic thinking is vital for the trucking industry to prosper, and two of the most important focuses for this thinking are for the mental and physical wellbeing of trucking industry members, as well as preparing for technological changes.

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  • The trucking industry needs to work as a unified front

    By: Geoff Crouch

    June 2017

    I am proud to be writing my first article as the new Chair of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), and I am motivated to face the challenges that come with the role.

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  • A final column

    By: Geoff Crouch

    September 2015

    Following four years as the NatRoad President and eight as a member of our National Council this will be my final column as I have decided not to seek re-election. During this time as President of NatRoad I have had the privilege of seeing the Association go from strength to strength as our industry has gone through significant change.

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  • NHVR progresses road reform

    By: Geoff Crouch

    August 2015

    The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad), on behalf of its members, has been a strong supporter of the importance of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) from the beginning.

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  • Managing staff performance

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2015

    NatRoad often gets asked how businesses deal with difficult employees following receipt of an unfair dismissal claim by the employer, after they had terminated the employment of an underperforming employee. Considering the number of unfair dismissal claims that now find their way to the Fair Work Commission, it is a topic worthy of attention.

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  • Pilot NatRoad Youth Driver Training Scheme

    By: Geoff Crouch

    May 2015

    I am pleased to report that the National Road Transport Association’s (NatRoad) Youth Committee has been busy selecting a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to deliver a NatRoad Youth Driver Training Scheme. The scheme is being designed and coordinated by the committee in conjunction with the successful partner RTO.

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