Keeping you informed

Merry Christmas from Road Freight NSW

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As we edge closer to the end of 2023, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas from all of us at RFNSW and thank our members for their support over a challenging year for the industry. We appreciate that our industry often has to continue working over Xmas and New Year while everyone else has a break.

As many operators continue to work up to 7 days a week to ensure freight keeps moving during this peak season delivering excitement and a hassle free experience for many customers, I am reminded that many of our members will be working hard over the weekend of 23 and 24 December and many operators will be back behind the wheel or in their office on their next work day – Boxing Day. Port landside operators will be booking container slots and line haul operators will be patiently and safely navigating holiday makers and many many Sunday and city drivers making their annual Xmas trip to beaches and catch up’s with families and friends.

It is with this in mind, our chairman, Austin Vella, our RFNSW board of Jon Luff, Habib Francis and Ann Lopez and I together with our Road Freight NSW Policy Council and Partners wish all of our members a relaxing and enjoyable Xmas day and New Year with families and friends. Be safe on the roads during this stressful peak season!

PS: What a spectacular picture at Boonie Doon of Hannah’s Haulage! You can check out the TikTok video here.

2023 in review

Our key achievements for the year

This year the NSW State Election took place and Road Freight NSW put forward some claims of its own to the major parties. Our RFNSW Conference conversation in March 2023 allowed Ministers and Shadow Ministers to talk to the issue of freight. 

I am pleased to report that to date over 80% of our claims have commenced with the new government including:


Our Road Freight NSW Conference in March 2023 was a success and saw over 230 people attend at Darling Harbour to celebrate the industry. Our conference is a much needed event to engage with politicians like Senator Glenn Sterle, current NSW Ministers John Graham and Jenny Aitchison and former NSW Minister Sam Farraway, our partners and the bureaucracy on NSW freight needs.

During the year we participated in NSW Inquiries and taskforces including but not limited to:

  • Alan Fels tolling review submission and meeting
  • Welfare of Truckies and Over Height Truck Inquiry
  • Over Height Truck Taskforce – new overheight monitoring and signage to come at Mt White and Pheasants Nest in 2024

Throughout the year we made public comment on many aspects on behalf of the NSW freight industry including but not limited to:

  • Over Height Trucks
  • Toll Reform and Review
  • Port Protests
  • Stevedore surcharges and value for money for increases

2023 has seen a number of new members join RFNSW because they see value in what we offer.
We have developed and maintained substantive relationships with the NHVR, TfNSW, new NSW government and industry.
Our new website showcases our members and will continue to deliver the best calculations for our members fuel needs.

Our Partners