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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.

  • Operators must keep pace with price hikes to survive 2018

    By: Peter Anderson

    February 2018

    For Victorian freight operators, announcements on vital new road infrastructure were undoubtedly a key take-out from 2017, with the Victorian Government making good on numerous big-ticket projects that will pay dividends for the state’s economy. That year began with the establishment of the North-East Link Authority, which was tasked with identifying the preferred corridor for the Victorian Transport Association’s priority infrastructure project for the state, and one that we lobbied hard for along with the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and other industry groups. Twelve months on, the corridor has been announced and the discussion is evolving into how it will be financed and constructed.

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  • Planning and creativity key to maximising infrastructure productivity

    By: Peter Anderson

    December 2017

    2017 will go down in the annals of history as the year Victoria started to get serious about infrastructure planning, if politics are set aside and key elements of the new Victorian Infrastructure Plan are able to be implemented.

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  • Prioritise health, safety and wellbeing in busy Christmas lead up

    By: Peter Anderson

    November 2017

    Transport operators around the country are gearing up for the industry’s busiest time of the year, with Christmas less than two months away. Warehouses and retail shops are being stocked ahead of what will likely be record demand for consumer goods and services, with the transport industry being the common denominator in every transaction and customer interaction during the busy festive season lead-up.

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  • Industry must focus on supply chain value

    By: Peter Anderson

    October 2017

    Rarely a week passes in the transport industry where there isn’t talk somewhere about banning trucks from a road here, or introducing a heavy vehicle curfew on a street there, all with the underlying expectation operators can adjust to the change without raising costs.

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  • Opportunistic tax grab hits more than drivers’ hip pocket

    By: Peter Anderson

    September 2017

    The transport industry has shown tremendous resolve in its near-unanimous opposition and outrage over an Australian Tax Office determination issued in early July that will slash what drivers can claim on their tax returns.

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  • Industry must be its own greatest cheerleader

    By: Peter Anderson

    August 2017

    As the Victorian Transport Association prepares for its annual Australian Freight Industry Awards, which celebrate the many positive contributions of our industry to the community, there is much unwanted sentiment about trucks and transport swirling around which needs to be confronted.

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  • Industry rife with high volumes and low margins highlights productivity imperative

    By: Peter Anderson

    July 2017

    It was somewhat fitting, if not unwelcome, that operators attending the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) State Conference in Lorne in early June returned home to news that stevedore Patrick would be increasing infrastructure surcharges at its terminals by almost 1,000 per cent.

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  • Productivity gains at heart of Victorian and federal budgets

    By: Peter Anderson

    June 2017

    Budget seasons in Australia are replete with rhetoric and platitudes from politicians about big-picture themes that resonate with voters and electorates.

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  • April Fools’ Day truck bans and toll hikes no joke

    By: Peter Anderson

    May 2017

    The perfect storm of permanent bans on trucks using roads to get in and out of the Port of Melbourne, and grossly disproportional toll increases for heavy vehicles taking effect on Transurban’s CityLink brewed in Melbourne last month, much to the distaste of the heavy vehicle industry.

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  • Training grant underscores confidence in transport sector

    By: Peter Anderson

    April 2017

    It is widely accepted that people are an organisation’s most expensive asset, factoring in direct employment costs like salary and wages, annual, sick and other leave entitlements, and superannuation.

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