The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed news that the National Cabinet has agreed to more consistent and enforceable codes for screening interstate truckies and freight workers for COVID-19.
The Freight Movement Code has been developed in consultation with the industry which will help provide testing facilities to interstate freight routes to reduce freight disruption.
The Association’s Council has received reports of limited testing windows for interstate drivers, such as 1:30pm to 2:30pm daily at Ceduna Hospital.
Chair of the Australian Trucking Association David Smith said, “Governments have agreed that interstate freight workers will be screened at pop-up testing sites on major interstate freight routes.
The facilities will operate for extended hours that meet industry needs, with the capacity for 24-hour operation where practicable.”
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