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NatRoad launches net zero transition supporting resources

The set of supporting resources are designed to help small to medium sized truck operators easily make the transition to zero-emissions

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has announced a set of resources for the transport industry to use amid the transition towards net zero-emissions trucking.

The set of new resources has been launched to inform and guide Australian truck operators as they work to achieve the nation’s decarbonisation targets.

NatRoad CEO Warren Clark says the trucking industry is a “significant and irreplaceable arm” of the nation’s freight hauling sector, meaning focusing on the emissions reduction process is incredibly important to the industry’s future.

“Transport customers are increasingly looking to reduce their supply chain emissions, which will increase the need for trucking operators to be able to understand their own emissions and the different strategies for emissions reduction,” Clark says.

“It is these members and operators who are best placed to make the decisions and changes required to ensure they remain viable, while making a real contribution to emissions reduction. That’s the purpose of these resources, to help guide and advise them.”

The ‘Get Fleet Fit’ initiative is designed for small to medium sized operators and outlines five practical steps to enhance fuel efficiency, reduce operational costs and decrease carbon emissions.

The steps are detailed in a series of factsheets available here.

Clark says NatRoad remains committed to working with ministers, government, industry, members and partners to support the net zero transition, with the ‘Get Fleet Fit’ initiative being a practical example of its commitment to truck operators.

The first phase of the initiative is to provide further detailed guides for each step over the coming months.

“Our aim is to not only assist our members to transition to lower emissions, but to also encourage a collective approach among all stakeholders in the industry,” Clark says.

“While the industry works to drive significant changes internally, we know that comprehensive support from the federal government is also crucial.

“That’s why we are advocating for a robust policy framework and have called for a $3.5 billion fund to help facilitate this vital transition for our sector.”

The resources have been launched at TruckShowX 2024 in Victoria this week.

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