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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 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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  • Discriminatory road user charges unsustainable

    By: Peter Anderson

    March 2017

    Fairness and equity have become prominent aspects of our social, economic and political discourse, especially in the wake of the US presidential election last November, and subsequent orders that have reignited debate around ethics, morality and the notion of a fair go, as they apply to the movement of people and goods.

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  • Victoria on brink of coordinated transport plan

    By: Peter Anderson

    February 2017

    Infrastructure planning is likely to occupy a large part of the discourse in the transport industry over the year ahead, particularly in Victoria as political parties begin to shift to an election year footing for 2018, and the State Government endeavours to make good on infrastructure commitments.

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  • VTA outlines transport technology imperative

    By: Peter Anderson

    December 2016

    The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has a 114-year history that stems back to when freight was hauled by bullocks down the main streets of Melbourne. In fact, I can remember seeing photos of these loads in my father’s transport office that showed huge boilers on drays with a team of 60 bullocks, four abreast in the lead navigating Collins Street.

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  • Industry must get behind new safety umpire

    By: Peter Anderson

    November 2016

    As the re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government gets down to business, the fall-out of its abolishment of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT), and a report from Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell, emphasises the urgent need for a fair and independent safety umpire.

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  • Industry-based training vital for prosperity

    By: Peter Anderson

    October 2016

    Variations of the “You’re only as good as your team” quote made famous by American basketball coach, Dominique Wilkins, frequently get trotted out by sporting codes and commentators in September in Australia, with footy finals in full swing and department heads reviewing seasons that perhaps left much to be desired.

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  • Knowledge gaps put brakes on industry and operator performance

    By: Peter Anderson

    September 2016

    It was English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator and author, Sir Francis Bacon, who first said “knowledge is power” in 1597, coining the now oft-used phrase in a book about human philosophy and meditation.

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