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.
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.
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:
You need to book with firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this meeting
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.