Australians are facing their biggest economic challenge since the 2007 Global Financial Crisis – and there’s seemingly no end in sight for the near future. From the petrol bowser to the supermarket checkout, ballooning inflation and supply chain disruptions mean everyday Australians are paying more for essential items.
Australians are facing their biggest economic challenge since the 2007 Global Financial Crisis – and there’s seemingly no end in sight for the near future. Read more
The transport industry routinely embraces innovation when it comes to changes in telematics, new safety technology and automation. So why are we so far behind when it comes to the basic issues of attracting and retaining a skilled workforce?
Everyone in the business world is acutely aware of the havoc unleashed by the pandemic on the financial performance of businesses.
The election of the Albanese Labor Government provides an opportunity to make significant inroads to improving conditions for transport workers servicing the gig economy – the Uber, Amazon and Menulog drivers that transport meals, groceries, parcels and other freight for wages and conditions that should embarrass any responsible employer.
With the Covid experience slowly dissipating we are gradually getting back to the new normal. Our industry has not slowed down and we are continually being challenged to find greater productivity and efficiency while staying 100 per cent safe.
The federal election campaign is in full swing, with politicians winging around the country making promises and commitments about what they would or wouldn’t do in government.
While the recent federal budget contained some welcome investments in transport infrastructure and funding for skills and apprenticeships, the allocation of funds throughout our national federation represented something of a missed opportunity to better support resiliency in our supply chains.
Attracting and training new people to the transport industry continues to be a major focus for the VTA, with labour shortages crippling operators and adding to an already stressed supply chain.
Transport operators are certainly no strangers to fluctuations in fuel pricing, however the perfect storm of supply chain disruptions as we start to recover from Covid, geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe, and rising interest rates off the back of inflationary pressures are unprecedented. Read more