Border closures create speed bumps for transport
WHILE border closures in South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland may have little impact on most locals, it has caused headaches and raised several questions for the trucking industry.
With closures announced in all three states to Victorians this week, local transport operators were tasked with sourcing information on permits and ticking boxes, ensuring their staff and trucks could continue making deliveries.
Initially when NSW closed its border, it was suggested truck drivers would need to self-isolate for a fortnight, causing huge disruptions to operators.
However, shortly after the NSW Government created a new permit for essential freight workers.