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.
Most transport operators are aware of the perceived disparity between heavy vehicle drivers and the rest of the motoring community across a multitude of issues all motorists confront.
Recognising the importance of training and educating future leaders, the VTA is encouraging operators to send their younger employees to its State Conference 2021, with a 10% discount on the full conference package for delegates under 30 years of age.
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.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW, border closures are causing absolute havoc for truckies, with some having to wait up to five hours to get into Victoria – and authorities are scrambling to get these issues fixed.
The Victorian Transport Association and members of the Australian freight and logistics industry honoured the winners of the 2020 Australian Freight Industry Awards during a 90-minute virtual awards presentation broadcast from The Pullman Hotel in Melbourne on Sunday, 29 November.
The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) formally elected Murphy Transport Solutions CEO Cameron Murphy to the council and re-elected President Mike Lean and Vice-President Dennis Ryan for further terms, during its 118th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 November.
Victoria was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and strict lockdowns and restrictions have crippled the state’s economy. The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has thrown its support behind the Victorian Budget 2020/21, which includes $1.6 billion towards road network and infrastructure initiatives.
The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) and CityLink operator Transurban have come together to help educate car drivers and motorcycle riders to better understand truck blind spots.
Transport operators are rallying in protest at a 137 per cent increase in gate fee card charges to enter the Melbourne Markets this year. Read more