Australia’s $48.9 billion+ pa transport and logistics industry’s truck traffic is projected to grow 50% from 2010 to 2030. This rapid growth can only be achieved practically by adopting new technologies.
Two of Australia’s big four in transport and logistics – Linfox and Visy – are family enterprises. The transport industry is dominated by family run businesses, and if Linfox and Visy are anything to go by, the model is incredibly successful. We take a closer look at the reasons why family businesses work so well and what the challenges are.
Adoption of in-cab driver monitoring systems is picking up pace in the transport sector and offers multiple benefits for large fleet operators, according to Gallagher Head of Transport Roz Shaw.
Australia is falling behind the world on freight performance, and this is worse when it comes to trading across borders. No wonder overseas providers are looking to elbow in on the local sector.
The transport and logistics industry is grappling with meeting doubled demand for freight services by 2030. Challenges include a diminishing workforce in an industry plagued by ‘blokey’ stereotypes, but there are definite signs of change.
After years of lobbying by the transport industry a standardised national scheme for classifying vehicle combinations and matching them to permissible access to road networks has come into effect in Australia. But is this enough?
Roz Shaw, National Transport Leader at Gallagher, provides a personal perspective on how transport business owners and operators can get the best out of their broker, and why using a broker can mean the difference between boom or bust.
Gallagher has announced the appointment of Roz Shaw as National Head of Transport, who will take up her role in early July.
Boaters are being urged to remain vigilant following a cargo spill that saw 83 containers lost in seas off the coast of Newcastle.
The findings of the Australian Government’s National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report released on 18 May 2018 identify 54 priority actions aimed at making the freight and logistics sector more efficient and competitive. The Government anticipates the national freight task will almost double over the next 20 years. Is the industry positioned to meet the requirement?