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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.

  • People at the heart of 30th Anniversary Australian Freight Industry Awards

    By: Peter Anderson

    August 2019

    When former VTA executive director Phil Lovel, and the secretariat he led for over 20 years, conceived of the Australian Freight Industry Awards way back in the late 1980s, who would’ve thought the awards would grow over the next three decades to become one of the industry’s most sought-after accolades for freight operators and the people they employ.

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  • Victorian Government backs heavy vehicle driver training

    By: Peter Anderson

    July 2019

    The issue of heavy vehicle driver shortages is one that industry associations, transport operators and construction firms behind the biggest infrastructure projects in the country have been openly concerned about for some time. The reason for this is simple.

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  • Train your team to avert mental health problems

    By: Peter Anderson

    June 2019

    Work-related stress and associated mental health problems such as depression is a growing concern across Australia, particularly for the transport industry where it is well-documented that workers are more vulnerable than those in other sectors to mental health problems.

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  • 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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