Formed over 20 years ago, the National Bulk Tanker Association Inc. comprises member companies and organisations involved in the manufacture, storage and distribution of liquid bulk products. Our members have a strong involvement in the dangerous and hazardous good sector.
The NBTA meets on a quarterly basis to discuss issues of common interest with a particular focus on safety, environmental and professional matters as well as land transport reforms and business issues.
ARTSA and NBTA are again combining to hold a meeting at the Brisbane Truck Show on the opening day, Thursday 14th May from 3pm to 5.30pm with drinks to follow. The meeting is located on the Plaza level of the Truck Show venue in room P11.
This is always a popular meeting and you have to book to attend. There is no charge for members.
The meeting features:
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Our next meeting is a very important one in Sydney. It will include a meeting with RMS and EPA NSW officials as well as a discussion on the current Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) proceedings.
RMS are continuing their maintenance activities and we will have a report on their focus going forward as well as issues in the last 12 months.
EPA NSW will report on the roll stability issue and its progress as well as discuss the proposed review of tanker standard AS2809.
RSRT have also been invited to discuss progress on the current application by the TWU. This issue has reached an interesting stage and a number of members will discuss their companies views on this process.
Please ensure that your organisation is well represented at this meeting. As with last years Sydney meeting, it is a unique opportunity to interact with RMS and EPA NSW as well as RSRT and to show our commitment in this area.
We will also cover a number of other topics including training and SLP.
There is no charge to attend and companies can send more than one representative. We will finish with a sandwich lunch. To attend, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Friday 5th December
Time: 12.30 sandwich for 1pm meeting, concluding 4pm
Location: Victorian Transport Association, Wirraway Drive, Fishermans Bend
This meeting includes the AGM and the plans for 2015. We will have presentations on the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and the push by TWU for a tanker award. NBTA plans for 2015 will be discussed including involvement in the review of the tanker standards, NHVAS and maintenance review outcomes and more. To attend this important meeting and industry update, let me know on email@example.com
Christmas Dinner - 7pm, Friday 5th December
Our NBTA Christmas Dinner for members and partners is being held at the Melbourne Town Hall in the old Council Chambers. Its our once a year social gathering and always a memorable event. Registration for dinner is easy - you can [book and pay on-line](https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nbta-christmas-dinner-tickets-12891568027) or you can [download the rego form and send back to me.](http://www.nbta.com.au/pdf/nbta_christmas_invite_2014.pdf)
Our next quarterly meeting is:
When: 12.30pm (for sandwich) then 1pm to 4pm, Thursday 5th June
Where: BPW Transpec, 1 Cherry Lane, Laverton North
The meeting is being hosted by BPW Transpec and we will do a tour and participate in a maintenance activity at the end of the meeting. The agenda will include round table discussions where we will seek your feedback on the changes in the industry in the last 12 months. This discussion will include changes in:
The meeting will also cover reports on a wide range of current issues:
Invited guest include VicRoads TSS, to update members on recent roadside findings as well as WorkSafe, to cover their progress with their tanker inspection program as well as the NTC on the HV review. Its a full agenda. A chance to learn but also to contribute.
Our next meeting is a very important one in Sydney which will include a meeting with RMS officials in the morning and a workshop on tanker maintenance (around a tanker in the car park) in the afternoon.
The details are:
The details are:
When: 9.30am - 3.30pm, Thursday 6th March 2014
Where: St George Rowing Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek (near airport)
9.30am Welcome and introductions: Justin Keast, Chairman, NBTA
9.40am Road Safety outcomes in NSW: Marg Prendergast, Centre for Road Safety
10.00am RMS panel to discuss recent maintenance findings and feedback: Trish Grunert, Paul Endycott, other RMS staff
11.00am Recent decisions by Competent Authorities Panel on ESC: Col Rannard, EPA NSW
11.30am Industry feedback to RMS on initiatives and activities
12 noon Lunch
1.00pm Tanker maintenance discussions - led by leading industry suppliers
Discussions around safety critical components and advice to operators
2.30pm Final panel discussions regarding next steps for safety improvements
3.00pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm Meeting closes
Please ensure that your organisation is well represented at this meeting. It is a unique opportunity to interact with RMS and to exchange experience on the recent maintenance activities. It is also an opportunity to show RMS that you are interested in improved outcomes!
There is no charge to attend and companies can send more than one representative. Catering will be provided and the afternoon session on maintenance will be conducted around a tanker in the car park. It will be a useful way to compare maintenance experiences and practices with industry experts.
To attend, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org