To-do list session set for ATC 2012

To kick-start the new national truck laws that take effect on January 1, 2013, the 2012 Australian Trucking Convention will feature a session where delegates can build their own to-do list of things to check in their businesses.

The session will include a keynote presentation from the Project Director at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Project office, Richard Hancock.

“The NHVR will improve the efficiency, safety, and productivity of the trucking industry through one rule book rather than eight,” Hancock said. “To make sure we realise those gains, there’ll be some changes in the way operators go about their business and we are working very closely with the industry to make sure that’s done right and that people are aware of them.”

Richard and a panel of industry experts will create a to-do list for operators to follow as they prepare for the new laws. Delegates at the convention will be able to take this list back to their business to check off as the new laws get closer.

Merry Manton from Simon National Carriers, a previous winner of the National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year award, will be part of the industry panel for this discussion, along with Fiona Baxter from Kelvin Baxter Transport and the ATA’s National Policy Manager, David Coonan.

Coonan states that the session will be essential to all trucking operators. “This session will prove essential to any operator who cares about the future of their business,” he said. ‘The NHVR to-do list will help delegates ensure a smooth transition from the current state of their business into the new laws next year.”

The Australian Trucking Convention will be held in Sydney from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 May 2012 at the Rosehill Gardens Convention Centre.

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