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Industry Insider : Victorian Transport Association

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Peter Anderson
Victorian Transport Association

The Victorian Transport Association is a management resource for the transport industry set up to add value to transport businesses through the provision of authoritative information and experienced professional advice. As Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Transport Association, a role he has held since late 2014, Peter Anderson is the voice of over 800 transport and logistics operators in Victoria, with a focus on enhancing the productivity, safety, workforce development and sustainability of the industry through leadership and advocacy.

  • Industry embraces transport reform

    By: Peter Anderson

    May 2019

    In the immediate aftermath of the resoundingly successful VTA State Conference, it’s worth reflecting on the extent to which our great transport industry, and the men and women behind it, are embracing reforms to make it safer, more prosperous, and attractive to work in.

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  • Industry must prepare for the on-demand worker

    By: Peter Anderson

    April 2019

    The proliferation of digital technology that has defined the start of the 21st century has made fundamental transformations to communities and cultures, and the day-to-day interactions we have as individuals, suppliers, consumers of goods and services, and employers of people.

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  • Training critical for operator prosperity

    By: Peter Anderson

    March 2019

    Training and education continue to be a major focus for the freight and logistics industry as we strive to attain even higher standards and levels of professionalism.

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  • Get serious about fatigue

    By: Peter Anderson

    February 2019

    The heavy vehicle industry is deep into its scrutiny of what can be done to improve facilities on our major highways to help alleviate the degree of fatigue long-distance drivers endure through their daily, and nightly work.

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  • Industry fights for fair go at the port

    By: Peter Anderson

    December 2018

    It’s no secret freight operators in Victoria and elsewhere around Australia have been hit hard by persistent and indiscriminate infrastructure charge increases by stevedores servicing the ports.

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  • Innovation key to community harmony

    By: Peter Anderson

    November 2018

    As the freight task continues to grow, fuelled by population growth and rising demand for consumer goods, interactions between the freight industry and the communities we serve will commensurately increase.

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  • Take stock of your operation’s mental health

    By: Peter Anderson

    October 2018

    At times in our industry, fixation on measurable indicators of business performance such as profitability, margins and the impacts of variable costs such as fuel, maintenance and tolls, mean people and staff related indicators, like health and wellbeing, can be overlooked.

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  • We need more roads

    By: Peter Anderson

    September 2018

    We are certainly going through some exciting times in Australia with respect to the investment and commitment by local, state and Commonwealth governments to the building of new transport infrastructure.

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  • Don’t let spiralling congestion ruin your operation

    By: Peter Anderson

    August 2018

    “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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  • VTA calls for heavy vehicle licensing review

    By: Peter Anderson

    July 2018

    Victorian infrastructure projects worth over $30 billion that are underway or being planned could be at risk from a shortage of suitably quali ed and trained heavy vehicle drivers needed during construction.

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