In response to confusion over amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) which came into effect 1 October 2018, the National Transport Commission is calling on industry experts to help review the 633-page document.
Over three-quarters of Australia’s non-bulk freight is carried on roads, dominating freight movements between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Freight movement is critical to our economy so why are we slower and more expensive than most developed countries?
In recent years road freight transport workers have been identified as a Safe Work Australia priority, with strategies aimed at reducing serious injuries by 30% and fatalities by 20% by 2022.
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?
September’s terrifying Drysdale service station fire was a bleak reminder to all businesses in the fuel retail sector of just how swiftly disaster can strike.
“The freight and logistics industry is an essential component of the national economy” says the Australian Government, and it supports the nation’s “quality of life aspirations”. But though the sector accounts for 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - and its revenue is projected to grow by 2.2% over the next five years – the freight and logistics industry’s contribution to the overall economy...
Transport for NSW is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say in the state's future transport and infrastructure roadmap.
One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.
A Senate Committee Inquiry into current and future regulatory requirements that impact on the safe commercial and recreational use of drones has attracted commentary from insurance industry bodies such as the Insurance Council of Australia and QBE.
In our last article we looked at insurance cover that every automotive business should consider. But what about individuals? How can you ensure your livelihoods are protected?
Sydney, 29 January 2015 – Gallagher has boosted its market-leading marine risk management capability through the appointment of two additional specialists.
Jim Metters, one of the industry's most experienced marine broking experts, has joined Gallagher in the key role of Principal Broker after a career spanning over 40 years at leading organisations including Marsh.