Over 1,000 trucking companies – and 136 already in 2019 – have gone bankrupt since the Coalition tore the road safety watchdog in 2016.
When so many trucking companies are under serious financial pressure, drivers get pushed to work long hours, speed and skip rest breaks and this means vital maintenance on trucking fleets is delayed.
Little wonder there’s a crisis in the industry with drivers already 13X more likely to die at work than any other profession.
The Federal Coalition Government can’t stay silent. Higher standards and Safe Rates will mean safer roads and more secure and better quality jobs in transport.