The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) pays tribute to the outgoing Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister, Warren Truss, who announced his retirement today.
"I'm indebted to Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss for his support for the national Regulator and enduring commitment to reform in the road transport industry, said NHVR Board Chairman, Bruce Baird.
"Over the 26 years of Mr Truss' political career, I've had the honour and pleasure of working with the man and the Minister and was pleased to again continue our association through the nation's trucking Regulator.
"Hailing from a farming family in Queensland, Mr Truss has been a tireless advocate for rural and regional Australia and well knows the impact that sound and practical regulatory reform has on the day-to-day operations of regional communities and families.
"I'm grateful for the particular interest he took in the Regulator’s growth and his steadfast support for us during challenging times.
"On behalf of the NHVR Board, our Chief Executive and all NHVR staff, I thank Mr Truss again for his contribution and wish him well in retirement," Mr Baird said.