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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Trucking Industry Reform - sydney indymedia - webcast news

The importance to a country like Australia of a vibrant and sustainable trucking industry is beyond question and beyond doubt. This immense nation with its communities spread across great distances requires road transportation so as the needs of the population can be met. Even with an enhanced and improved rail network, trucks are irreplaceable in their role of moving freight to distant and remote locations.
Why then is it that owner-drivers in the industry have to struggle so hard to be heard, to have their concerns at least taken seriously. These small business operators work long and tedious hours some traveling on average between 5000 and 6000 kilometres, week in week out, all year. Over roads that have to be shared with tourist and domestic traffic, over roads that are too often unable to cope with the transport they are incumbent of.


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