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.
So many questions and still so many people who don’t want to answer them around the chain of responsibility.
All Australians rely on trucking. But what many Australians and our governments don’t understand is the financial pressure trucking businesses are facing.
Safety should be the number one priority for everyone working in the heavy vehicle industry. As we announced recently, preparations are well underway to conduct a mechanical safety check of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet.
In the past few weeks I have been able to fly to Sydney to present about ‘Women Breaking Glass Ceilings in Transport Operations’, then go home to central western NSW to visit family and manage to fit in a meeting with the remarkable Sally Tipping of Dubbo.
Like many Australian industries, the trucking industry is facing disruption and innovation as modern technologies change the way we do business, work and live.
The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed restraint shown by the COAG Transport Industry Council in its recent review of Heavy Vehicle Charges for 2021-22.
I am writing this column on April Fool’s Day. Today, Transurban and the NSW Government have raised the costs of toll roads across Sydney, as they do every quarter year. Read more
The government says that we must live with Covid normal but normal cannot include snap closures of businesses and borders. Read more
More than a third of trucking businesses are still impacted by coronavirus challenges, facing reduced demand and reduced cashflow. In an industry that keep our country moving, many are still hard-hit.