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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.

  • 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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  • NatRoad CEO hits the ground running and welcomes infrastructure improvements

    By: Geoff Crouch

    April 2015

    NatRoad’s new Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Ragg, has attended the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Trucking Australia, where a number of significant industry events unfolded.

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  • Australian Government Productivity Commission

    By: Geoff Crouch

    March 2015

    The Productivity Commission Issues Papers on the Workplace Relations Framework released in January provides a unique opportunity for the transport industry to make submissions to Government on a range of workplace relations issues that are of concern to the industry. The inquiry is a public inquiry that will welcome participation from interested people and organisations with the five Issues Papers available on the Productivity Commission website.

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