September News from Transafe WA

In the media

‘WA road safety group ‘fed up after trauma trust funding knock backs’, WA Today

Transafe WA have requested greater transparency around road safety governance in WA, and recent expenditure from the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA). The RTTA receives 100% of revenue from red light and speed camera fines in WA to go towards road safety initiatives. Transafe WA members are encouraged to look for this link on our Facebook page and ‘like’ and ‘share’ with your comments in support of our project.


Transafe WA’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Plan for Government and the WA Freight and Logistics Symposium

Transafe WA has now delivered 18 Road Transport Industry Safety Forums. At each of these events we’ve heard your thoughts on industry’s need and risks. The next stage for us is to prepare a Heavy Vehicle Safety Plan for presentation to our State Government. It will aim to highlight 10 key issues that need attention within the next 10 years. It will provide suggested solutions, and time frames for action.


Transafe WA Committee members also participated in the WA Freight and Logistics Symposium coordinated by Western Roads Federation and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA held on Tuesday. Content and insights from this event will also feed into our Safety Plan which will be prepared with the cooperation of Western Roads and the LRTAWA representing industry in WA.



WAHVA Operational Review

Deloitte are currently undertaking an independent review of WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA). With the Strategic Review stage completed, Transafe WA were again invited to give input into the scope of the Operational Review which will cover current policy, legislation, administration and audit practices. It is intended the final report be approved and available by December 2018. Steve Post and Allan Price attended the meeting representing our membership.



Forum 19 – Geraldton

The 19th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum will be held in Geraldton on Monday 5 November, 2018. If you operate in the region we encourage you to attend. A flyer is attached. Please feel free to forward it to interested colleagues and contacts. We acknowledge the support of Mid-West Ports for this event.



Toodyay Show, Saturday 6 October, 2018

Transafe WA, Roadwise, Main Roads, Midland Brick (Boral), Volvo/ Truck Centre WA join forces

Transafe WA member fleet Midland Brick (thanks to Garry Price) will bring a Volvo Truck to this year’s Toodyay Show. Visitors to the truck will be able to climb into the cab to understand the vehicle size and blind spots. Representatives from Main Roads, Wheatbelt Roadwise, Truck Centre WA and Transafe WA will be on hand to share road safety messaging and answer questions about truck movements in the region. With thanks to Cliff Simpson from Wheatbelt Roadwise for coordinating this joint initiative, and to our member fleet Midland Brick.



Nominate now for the 2019 Daimler Truck and Bus Future Leaders’ Forum

Transafe WA members are eligible to nominate to participate in this program. You need to be aged between 18 and 40 and be available to travel to Canberra for the workshops on 12-13 November 2018, and to Perth for Trucking Australia of 3-5 April. If you’d like to be considered, submit a 300 word outline to Transafe WA of a leadership project that you could refine at the initial workshops, and then carry out before Trucking Australia 2019. More details of the program and what projects should relate to can be found here.

Robyn Zadow from Windy Creek Contractors was our 2018 nominee. Robyn had this to say after Stage One of the 2018 program:


This experience has been absolutely outstanding, the ATA and Daimler have delivered an impeccably planned and delivered program with experienced and engaged presenters. The resources that have been provided for us are invaluable and the experience of meeting with MPs (good WA representation from Nola Marino too) and attending parliament was just excellent. The team of future leaders representing the member associations are am amazing group of people. We all immediately got along and have developed some great networks. I really look forward to returning to Canberra in a couple of weeks for the TA Conference. I cannot thank Transafe WA for the opportunity enough!”



Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy

Transafe WA are pleased that last week’s launch of the report of the Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy at Parliament House was notable for its observations around the need to accelerate the uptake of vehicle safety technologies. This adds to the building momentum for mandatory telematics in heavy vehicles – a key point in Transafe WA’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Plan. The benefits to business and safety outcomes of adopting such technology were clearly spelled out by Geoff Taylor from Transafe WA member organisation Rivet Mining at our forums in Perth, Port Hedland and Karratha. Geoff will share his company case study once more with participants to Transafe WA’s Geraldton Forum in November.