Here you will find a number of suggested links for owner-drivers.
Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA)
The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association Inc. was formed in the mid-1980s with the vision of becoming the technical resource for the road transport industry in Australia. ARTSA's activities address heavy vehicles used in all aspects of the road freight transport and road passenger transport industries.
ARTSA seeks to bring together manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, parts and services to promote the uptake of practices and technologies that will enhance the safety, productivity and reputation of the industry.
|Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA)|
Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia (CVIAA)
The CVIAA membership comprises individual state bodies and organisations - namely the CVIAQ, and the CVIA divisions of the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce and Motor Trades Associations of NSW, SA and WA.
The CVIAA maintains representation with a number of agencies and is represented on a number of groups, including the Technical Liaison Group that advises the Australian Motor Vehicle Certification Board, Single Issue Working Groups established to review the Australian Design Rules, the Industry Advisory Group and Bus Industry Advisory Group and numerous Standards Australia committees.
|Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia (CVIAA)|
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
A department of the Australian Government promoting infrastructure and transport systems that are safe, efficient, internationally competitive, sustainable and accessible.
|Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications|
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Safety branch)
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is responsible for administering the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 and the associated Dangerous Goods Safety Regulations 2007, which cover the safe storage, handling and transport of dangerous goods.
|Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Safety branch): Worksafe|
FuelWatch, a part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, is the only service in Australia which gives motorists the opportunity to access tomorrow's fuel prices today.
It is legislatively empowered to provide price transparency and knowledge of fuel prices in both the wholesale and retail industry sectors.
Fuel price information is freely available via the FuelWatch web page, personalised email service and media reports; and by using our phone service for the price of a local phone call, wherever you are in WA.
|Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety: FuelWatch|
Main Roads Western Australia
The Heavy Vehicle Operations branch deals with general access and restricted access vehicles, permits, notices, escorts, accreditation and a range of other matters affecting the operation of heavy vehicles within Western Australia.
|Main Roads WA|
Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTAWA)
The Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (Inc.) represents the interests of all levels of the automotive industry. MTAWA's twenty divisions provide a large range of services to help members build their business.
|Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTAWA)|
National Road Transport Operators (NatRoad)
NatRoad is a road freight industry association, representing 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.
|National Road Transport Operators (NatRoad) website|
Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)
SBDC is a Western Australian State Government agency focused on the development of the small business sector. It provides advisory and information services to the public and has a range of useful publications.
|Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)|
Transport Women Australia
Transport Women Australia Limited was formed by an enthusiastic group of women involved in various capacities in the road transport industry.
These women shared a common view that women in all modes of the transport industry could benefit from a national independent organisation that focused on support of women and the concept of dealing with industry issues from the perspective of women.
|Transport Women Australia|
Once you have decided to become an owner-driver or if you are an existing operator, there are a number of programs that are available to help you excel in your business. One such program is TruckSafe - an industry-sponsored scheme that is recognised nationwide.
TruckSafe is a business and risk management system that is aimed at improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators.
Worksafe - Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
The State Government announced in April 2017 widespread public sector reforms, aimed at creating collaborative departments focused on whole-of-Government objectives and delivering services in the most efficient way.
On 1 July, the Departments of Commerce and Mines and Petroleum combined to form the new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.