Next Generation Truckies

Where is the next generation of truck drivers going to come from. It’s a perennial problem for the industry and this interview illustrates just one of the reasons for the supply, of new recruits to the driving profession, to dry up.   Not many young kids get an opportunity like this, this kind of thing would be regarded as highly illegal:   Only in Colombia, this kid handles a Roadranger:   Here, a wish comes true...

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Christmas boost for transport jobs

Strong growth in employment in some segments of the transport and logistics sector has been highlighted by Labourforce’s Index of Jobs in Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain. According to the survey Victoria recorded a high growth in jobs, at 6.2 per cent. At the same time, there was a 6 per cent fall in Queensland, admittedly from a high base after performing well in the third quarter.     NSW was the weakest performing...

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Transport industry jobs growth

It’s not all doom and gloom, when looking at the transport industry as a whole. The number of jobs in the transport and logistics sector is out growing a number of other industries, and the general economy, according to Labourforce’s Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Jobs Index for October 2014. The National Index has risen a further 4.6 per cent in September and this equates to 14.7 per cent over the last twelve months....

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Queensland skills survey

Anyone involved in an automotive workshop in Queensland is being urged by Auto Skills Australia (ASA) to fill in the Automotive Skills Priority Survey for Queensland. The survey is needed to accumulate evidence to present to the Ministerial Industry Commission in the state. The Commission is an independent body which provides advice to the Queensland Minister for Education, Training and Employment on critical training, skills and...

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Getting naked for trucking

Will this get the general public’s attention? This advert concentrates on the drastic shortage of truck and diesel mechanics in the US. The problem is exactly the same here. The question is, who is going to get naked to get more technician’s in the trucking industry? Any...

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Freight industry gets a boost

Two announcements in Victoria this week have given a boost to the prospects of the freight industry in Melbourne. The Victorian budget included funding for an extension to the East/West link road project to ensure connection to improve productivity for freight movements as well as the naming of a new operator for the container port included in the new Webb Dock development.   The Coalition Government announced it would be...

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