Queensland Road Freight Industry Council
The Queensland Road Freight Industry Council (RFIC) is an advisory body, established under Ministerial direction, to facilitate communication and consultation between the road freight industry and the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The RFIC continues to focus on the growing demands of the freight task and works towards gaining efficiencies through improved innovation, technology, policy development and managing the movement of freight in a way that supports economic prosperity in a sustainable manner.
Two sub committees reporting to the RFIC have been formed:
- The Heavy Vehicle Safety Working Group identifies, promotes and encourages safety initiatives.
- The Heavy Vehicle Sub Operational Group resolves and improves efficiencies of day-to-day operational activities that affect the heavy vehicle industry.
As of 1 September 2010, owners of lead trailers (also known as 'A' trailers) that are exclusively used in road trains, have the option of nominating to have those lead trailers charged at the semi trailer rate.
Please note: This option is not available to lead trailers used in B-triple or B-double combinations.
Details of this registration option can be found in the Road train registration option — information bulletin.
The objectives of the RFIC are to:
- provide advice to the Minister on matters affecting the road freight industry
- inform, liaise and collaborate across government agencies, industry groups, interested groups and other stakeholders on issues relating to heavy vehicle freight industry
- promote efficient safe road freight operations and improved road asset protection
- consider ways to improve the management of freight vehicle access, mass management, fatigue management, pilot and escort, dangerous goods and compliance and enforcement
- consider ways to improve efficiency, innovation and technology development in road freight operation (for example, Intelligent Access Program, performance based standards and higher mass limits)
- contribute to achieving an appropriate balance between regulation and free enterprise and provide a focal point for major issues affecting industry.
Membership is by personal invitation from the Minister. Current members include:
- Australian Road Train Association
- Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland
- General Freight Industry/Transport and Freight Industry Training Board
- Livestock Transporters Association
- Local Government of Queensland (LGAQ)
- National Association of Road Freight Operators
- Overdimensional Movement Industry
- Queensland Trucking Association
- Transport Workers Union.
Road Freight Industry Council
Strategic Road Transport Reform
Road Safety and Systems Management
PO Box 673
Fortitude Valley Qld 4006
Make representation through your membership.