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National Road Transport Association

NatRoad is Australia’s only national trucking industry association. We represent road freight operators, from owner-drivers to large fleet operators, general freight, road trains, livestock, tippers, express car carriers, as well as tankers and refrigerated operators.

NatRoad is a not-for-profit Association overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of which all run trucking businesses. You can be sure that we will focus on those issues most important to you – keeping your trucks and business running.

Australian Trucking Association

The ATA is the peak body that represents trucking operators. The ATA’s members include major logistics companies, transport industry associations and businesses with leading expertise in truck technology.

The ATA was established to improve the trucking industry’s safety, professionalism and viability after the Grafton truck and bus crash in October 1989. The accident claimed 21 lives and was the worst accident in Australian road transport history at the time.

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation

Baxter Transport is fully accredited with the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme in Maintenance, Mass and Basic Fatigue Management Modules. This is a voluntary scheme where we are independently audited on approved processes every two years.

We have been part of the maintenance scheme since September 2004, the Mass Scheme since March 2006 and Basic Fatigue Management was achieved in 2009.

Through the NHVAS and Trucksafe accreditations, Baxter Transport has an obligation and responsibility to the following key points:

  • Driver development

  • Fatigue management; Basic Fatigue Management and Advanced Fatigue Management 

  • Safety

  • Truck maintenance

  • Mass management

  • General business decisions and development

  • Compliance

These key components allow us to create a safe, dynamic and up to date environment that endorses driver development and business growth – overall creating an efficient transport operation.

Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers

Baxter Transport has been a dual member of LBRCA through its NatRoad accreditations for the past seven years. Kel has played an active role, being part of the committee for three years and on the executive committee, in one of the vice president roles.

Truck Safe

Baxter Transport has been accredited with Trucksafe since 1999. TruckSafe Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Australian Trucking Association. TruckSafe is a business and risk management system that is aimed at improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators nation wide.

It is an industry initiative, which delivers competitive advantages to accredited operators.

Truck Safe 20 Years
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