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The secret of our success - families share what makes their business successful

16 August 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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How can the PBS scheme make Australian transport competitive globally?

14 August 2019 - 02:00PM

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?

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Transport insurance brokers are a partner, not the enemy

07 August 2019 - 03:50PM

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.

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3 of the biggest challenges facing the freight and logistics industry

02 August 2019 - 02:00PM

“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...

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Transport industry win in Victoria shows the way for truck driver licensing

26 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Now the Victorian Transport Association’s new model for training and licensing heavy vehicle drivers has proved its worth and received state government funding, the rest of the country should follow on, writes Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw.

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Fuel sector operators under EPA scrutiny

19 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Authority has prompted fuel retail businesses to place greater focus on underground petroleum storage systems.

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Staying safe on the road: issues for truck drivers

12 July 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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Tips for preventing freight theft in transit

05 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Freight theft accounts for billions of dollars in losses worldwide every year, with road transport the major target of criminal activity, according to a recent international report.

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

24 June 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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Gallagher enhances regional NSW presence

03 June 2019 - 09:04AM

Gallagher is delighted to announce the opening of a new Liverpool Branch, following the acquisition of The Protectors Insurance Brokers.

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Innovation in trailer combinations formula for transport success

22 April 2019 - 02:00PM

New A-doubles and B-triples with broader PBS road access ratings are leading the way to improving road freight capacity, but are we moving fast enough?

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Licensing and road networks should be government spending priorities

10 April 2019 - 02:00PM

As a committed advocate for safety in road transport, Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw welcomes the Federal Budget allocation for improvements but would like to see the government also focus on driver licensing reform.

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How family businesses nurture female leaders

19 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw spent 30 years heading up her own family-run transport operation. Here she talks about how a number of studies have shown that women in positions of authority benefit businesses, but Australia has been slow to get the message. 

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The case for in-cab monitoring for freight transport

18 February 2019 - 02:00PM

Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw says there's safety in telematics and they represent a sound investment for transport and logistics operators.

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Industry insiders to help simplify National Heavy Vehicle Law

25 January 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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The overseas threat to Australian transport supply chain logistics

16 January 2019 - 02:01PM

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?

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The insurance and risk benefits of in-cab driver monitoring systems

27 November 2018 - 01:00PM

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.

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How can supply chain logistics providers stay competitive in Australia today?

21 November 2018 - 12:30PM

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.

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Transport insurance brokers are a partner, not the enemy

12 July 2018 - 01:41PM

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.

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Gallagher announces Roz Shaw as National Head of Transport

08 June 2018 - 09:00AM

Gallagher has announced the appointment of Roz Shaw as National Head of Transport, who will take up her role in early July.

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