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.
Following Labor’s victory in the Federal Election, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has called for those in transport to come together and attain genuine reform that will benefit the industry.
The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) hosted its Annual Women’s Lunch in the company of a record crowd yesterday, after three previous false starts last year due to Covid restrictions.
The Australian road freight industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the world, with three tiers of government applying various levels of oversight to how operators go about their business. Regulation is for the most part well-intentioned, with the industry understanding some degree of oversight is required to maintain high standards in areas such as safety, emissions, and community amenity.
In the lead-up to the COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, and as the Commonwealth Government gears up for a federal election, likely in May 2022, public attention has turned to emissions policy and what steps will be taken by the government to support and achieve its new net zero emissions by 2050 objectives.
Recently, the Port of Melbourne (PoM) launched its Container Logistics Supply Chain Study (CLCS), mapping out container movements to and from the port.
The transport industry was awash with speculation about jurisdictions mandating Covid vaccinations for interstate truck drivers, with Queensland and New South Wales setting notional deadlines for freight workers to get a first jab as condition of entry.
With the Australian freight task on track to triple by 2050, the road transport industry is busier than ever. We need motivated, competent, young people to join the industry, with a satisfying and rewarding career as a transport professional available to the right people.
The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed a raft of new and improved transport infrastructure in a report presented to the Victorian Parliament by the state’s infrastructure advisory body, Infrastructure Victoria.
The Victorian Transport Association has slammed the activities of three New South Wales furniture removalists, whose “irresponsible flouting” of cross-border restrictions has resulted in new Covid outbreak in Victoria, and a further five-day lockdown for Melbourne. Read more