General Public Issues with Trucking

The general public issues with trucking are driving new restrictions, people are looking at the trucking industry and not liking what they see. Peter Anderson, Victorian Transport Association CEO, sees this as an issue caused by a lack of understanding of the industry, its make up and its value to the community. “The industry isn’t just about fleet owners and large truck owners,” says Anderson. “70 per cent of the trucks on the roads...

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Lack of Education for Local Councils

Victoria’s trucking industry and the Victorian Transport Association as its representative has issues with the lack of education for local councils. There are 73 councils in Victoria many of whom are not geared up to dealing with access enquiries on last mile issues. Many have limited transport expertise. “They are making decisions affecting our industry from an uneducated position,” says Peter Anderson, VTA CEO. “They are trying to...

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Melham Leaves, Industry Connects, and North Australia and Melbourne Get Connected

In the news this week, from Diesel News, Chris Melham leaves, industry connects, and North Australia and Melbourne get connected with new road plans.   The Australian Trucking Association announced its Chief Executive Officer, Chris Melham will be leaving the ATA on October 14 to take up a new role in another leading industry association.     “On behalf of the ATA, I would like to thank Chris for his five years of...

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Keep Truck Tolls Low

The CEO of the Victorian Transport Association has asked the Victoria Government to keep truck tolls low on the proposed access roads to Melbourne Port. Peter Anderson encouraged Transurban and government to apply a reasonable fairness test in relation to tolls and heavy vehicles on the proposed Western Distributor and road access to the Port of Melbourne.     Speaking to 130 attendees at the VTA’s Port Outlook seminar,...

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Freight Monitoring Trial in Victoria

A freight monitoring trial in Victoria, which pairs in-vehicle technology systems with VicRoads data is hoped to help trucks and heavy vehicles better navigate Victoria’s road networks, and at the same time improve efficiencies for operators and safety for drivers.   The VicRoads Innovative Freight Road Trials will include technology from Navman Wireless Australia and Vehicle Monitoring Corporation (VMC). It will help to divert...

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90 km/h Speed Limit

Truck speed limits and variable car speed limits are being introduced on the Monash Freeway in Melbourne. The Victorian Government is undertaking a trial in which speeds on the Monash Freeway will move up and down based on live traffic conditions.   The Dynamic Speed Trial, which starts in early July, running between High Street in Ashburton and Glenferrie Road in Toorak, means car drivers, when it is safe to do so, will be able...

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