Change. It can make us excited, and it can make us nervous. Some people embrace change, while others want to turn and run the other way.
I am thrilled to announce the Victorian Transport Association is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Australian Freight Industry Awards, which are proudly sponsored by TWUSUPER and Viva Energy Australia.
I’ve been playing this trucking game for a good while now. I’ve spent most of my career tooling around in the eastern states and had many different jobs, owned my own trucks and employed drivers etc. so I’ve worn a few different shirts over the years. Read more
By Peta Gowans, transport specialist at Kelvin Baxter Transport
Last week, Australia recognised NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our First Nations peoples. For those of us working in transport, this is also a chance to reflect on how we’re opening the door to First Nations people – and people from all walks of life – to participate in the industry.
As our industry deals with new and evolving challenges, it has never been more important to build a strong and productive workforce.
The intersection of Power Street and City Road in Melbourne’s inner-city Southbank precinct has been the focus of significant public and media attention in recent weeks, following an incident involving a heavy vehicle.
The year is half over, and we are still enduring lockdowns, businesses are being forced to close with little warning and reopen with restrictions, so many of them not reopening at all.
Every day, transport workers tell us that it gets harder to do the job. Now the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the organisation responsible for setting the rules, is promoting the idea that you can drive up to 16 hours a day, under Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM).
Research shows us that young road users have a big knowledge gap when it comes to understanding how to share the road safely with trucks.
As CEO of the Victorian Transport Association I am often asked in public forums: “How do we get trucks off our roads?” We also often see the public messaging stating that the new ‘tunnel’ will get thousands of trucks off our roads.