NatRoad Hosts National Transport Federation 25th Anniversary Dinner

NatRoad Hosts National Transport Federation 25th Anniversary Dinner

NatRoad will host a dinner to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the National Transport Federation (NTF) at the Parklake Hotel, Shepparton, Victoria on Saturday, 26 November 2011.

Present at the event will be 75 former members and leaders including the organisation’s founding director, Haset Sali and former CEO, Paul Gaynor. NatRoad President Geoff Crouch will also be present and overseeing the evening.

Mr Sali and Mr Gaynor will address attendees with stories of the organisation’s history, achievements and its substantial legacy to the road freight transport industry carried on today by NatRoad.

The NTF was established in 1986 by Mr Sali, a Melbourne solicitor, and twenty Goulburn Valley Transport operators. The organisation’s founders identified the need for an industry body to represent the interests of freight transport carriers at state and federal level in an era of militant unionism, disproportionate taxes, wage demands and dubious safety standards.

Under the leadership of successive boards and Mr Gaynor, the NTF successfully lobbied for the introduction of speed limiters on all articulated vehicles throughout Australia, a national system of driver registration and accreditation, as well as a fairer and more equitable wage system for all transport operators based on productivity and enterprise agreements.

In 1994, NTF merged with the Long Distance Road Transport Association to form the National Road Transport Operators Association or NatRoad. From this partnership, NatRoad has developed into Australia’s premier Association for long distance and regionally based trucking businesses representing over 1,000 members.

For more information contact:

Bernie Belacic P: 02 6295 3000

Chief Executive Officer E: bernie@natroad.com.au

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