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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.

  • Politicising road transport is bad for business

    By: Peter Anderson

    July 2015

    The Victorian Transport Association has just completed an enormously successful State Conference, where close to 200 stakeholders from all parts of our industry gathered for two days of informative presentations about Managing Costs.

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  • Politicising road transport is bad for business

    By: Peter Anderson

    June 2015

    The Victorian Transport Association has just completed an enormously successful State Conference, where close to 200 stakeholders from all parts of our industry gathered for two days of informative presentations about Managing Costs.

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  • Harmonising vehicles on the road

    By: Peter Anderson

    May 2015

    Our roads don’t just provide access between points, but are pathways of productivity. There is no doubt in Victoria we face the issue of retarded road infrastructure development leading to mounting congestion, and to top this off are the requirements by a multitude of vehicle types who use our roads daily.

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  • Managing your costs – it pays to maintain your fleet

    By: Peter Anderson

    April 2015

    As we near the end of another financial year it’s only natural that we look towards the coming year, track the change over the past year and ask ourselves what we can do better to build the business.

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  • Community ignored while transport industry does its bit

    By: Peter Anderson

    March 2015

    The community has been forgotten while the transport industry has acknowledged and met its community responsibilities to the broader community.

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  • Working with Government for better infrastructure decisions

    By: Peter Anderson

    February 2015

    As the leading freight and logistics industry body, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has a responsibility to its members, as well as the broader transport industry, to work with Government at all levels to develop, define and influence decisions on vital road infrastructure.

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  • Fuel for thought

    By: Peter Anderson

    December 2014

    As transport operators we are well aware that fuel is a necessary, but enormous cost to our businesses. In fact, fuel is the second largest cost associated with operating a transport business. For every dollar spent by a transport operator, on average 33 cents can be attributed to the cost of diesel.

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  • Operators still waiting for common sense to become commonplace

    By: Peter Anderson

    November 2014

    There’s no denying that the freight and logistics industry is often criticised by both media and the community. Yes, trucks are large; yes, they can be noisy and yes, they do often travel on local roads and past residential properties.

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  • Industry shines at annual awards

    By: Peter Anderson

    October 2014

    2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Australian Freight Industry Awards hosted by the Victorian transport Association (VTA). Held on 6 September at Crown Palladium, the industry’s night of nights attracted over 800 guests and featured special performances by famous bands, Ice House and The Baker Boys.

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  • Coming together to exchange experiences – there’s nothing like it!

    By: Peter Anderson

    July 2014

    The VTA held its best ever Annual Conference in late May in the central Victorian town of Creswick. Over 250 individual attendees experienced a range of expert speakers and new ideas across one and a half days. A fantastic result, and a reinforcement that the right blend of compelling content, atmosphere, facilities and networking opportunities brings people together to share their views and experiences.

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