Peter Anderson

Bureaucracy continues infringing on reform

It was a privilege to represent the Victorian transport industry and the VTA at a recent Senate inquiry being chaired by Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety Glenn Sterle, that is considering the Importance of a Viable, Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Road Transport Industry. Read More

Loading zone shortage undermines recovery

Transport operators and their peak representative groups for years have been confronted with the important issue of maintaining reliable and safe access for drivers to deliver and collect goods from customers, as a key element in keeping supply chains moving, shelves stocked and customers satisfied. Read More

Jurisdictions must get on board Freight Movement Protocol

At the time of writing this column, Australia is at a seminal moment in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The rollout of the national vaccination program is underway and headlines are awash with euphoria that the end of Covid-19 is beginning. It is indeed a tremendous achievement and a credit to the scientific and medical community that an effective vaccine has been developed in record time. Read More

VTA state conference set to take place

After 12 months of disruption to the Victorian Transport Association’s typically busy events, professional development, and networking calendar, I am thrilled to be able to confirm our annual state conference will be going ahead – in person – in March. Read More

Surplus empty containers will cripple productivity

When most people think of national and international trade, what immediately springs to mind are trucks, trains, ships and planes full of goods manufactured, mined or grown here in Australia, and being sent around the country and around the world for people to consume and enjoy. Read More