2014 Nbta Tanker Day


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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.

News and Current Issues (July 2015)

Bulk Tanker Day launched - 30th September at Sandown

Each year the NBTA along with AFAC and other partners put on a practical day to do with bulk road tankers. Demonstrations covering new technologies to improve safety and productivity, maintenance standards, regulatory issues as well as emergency response training are features of the day. There is a lot to see and do and plenty to learn with a diverse audience of tanker operators, suppliers, enforcement personnel, regulators as well as emergency responders. To book your tickets either go direct to the "on-line ticketing page" or you can print and return Bulk Tanker Day enrolment form.

NBTA meeting - 14th May at Brisbane Truck Show

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:

  • CEO's of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the National Transport Commission explaining their programs and also discussing issues including heavy vehicle inspection manual, accreditation schemes, recognition of professional modifiers, Codes of Practice, PBS tyres, replacement parts and more. They will also take questions from the audience
  • ARTSA issues: Braking advisory work, Technical and Maintenance Conference, Safety Conference outcomes, Vehicle registration data
  • NBTA issues: Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, Roll Stability progress, Emergency Response training for Melbourne, Sandown Bulk Tanker Day, AS2809 issues
  • Tanker panel to discuss designs and new products

    You need to book with robperkins@nbta.com.au to attend this meeting

    Sydney meeting - 4th March at Kogarah Golf Club

    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 robperkins@nbta.com.au

    General Meeting and AGM - 5th December

    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 robperkins@nbta.com.au

    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)

    NBTA Quarterly meeting - 5th June at BPW Transpec in Laverton North

    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:

    • Spares sales and make up (OEM and non OEM)
    • Maintenance practices
    • ESC fitment
    • General workshop practices

    The meeting will also cover reports on a wide range of current issues:

    • RMS NSW Technical Meeting
    • NTC Heavy vehicle Maintenance Review (NTC invited)
    • GEA gas leak test recommendations
    • RSRT update
    • EPA NSW roll over implementation
    • FTL plate progress
    • DG driver competencies review
    • NBTA operator survey
    • Proposed tolling increase for heavy vehicles

    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.