Australian Game Changers
Freight-WorldA trip to China in 2010 was the turning point for Michael Muratore who decided to establish his own freight forwarding company soon after.
Founder and Managing Director of Freight-World, Muratore specialises in international air freight, based in Melbourne.
With attention to detail, the forwarder prides itself on dedicated customer service.
Sensium Fleet TelematicsSensium Fleet Telematics is a locally developed, designed and manufactured world-class fleet telematics hardware and software which empowers business owners to easily manage and scale their operations.
Helping increase productivity and improve driver safety, Sensium delivers GPS tracking that businesses can rely on.
Watch the full interview with Founder and CEO Jeremy Mclean.
Evans International Freight ConsolidatorsEvans International Freight Consolidators is a family-owned business that specialises in import and export services to the freight forwarding and customs broker industry.
Based in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the company prides itself on customer service.
Watch the full interview with CEO and Founder Lance Evans, conducted by Ruza Zivkusic
A Family AffairFJT Logistics has grown remarkably over the past 20 years.
For Director Alessandro D’Orto, empowered employees are the core of a successful business.
FJT Logistics began trading with just one office in Melbourne, growing into an international freight forwarding company and licenced customs broker.
D’Orto started the company when migrating to Melbourne from Italy 20 years ago.
His employees are like family, with many still with the business from day one.
AFIA NominationsThe Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA).
Now in its 32nd year, the awards are due to return to Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on September 4.
Import Export TV is a proud media partner of this event.
VTA CEO Peter Anderson is encouraging VTA members and freight and logistics operators across Australia to support the awards by nominating for one or more categories here www.afiawards.com.au.
Nominations are open for the following award categories:
• Female Leadership Award sponsored by Viva Energy Australia
• Investment in People Award sponsored by Logical Staffing Solutions
• Application of Technology Award sponsored by Transport Certification Australia
• Young Achiever Award sponsored by Daimler Truck & Bus
• Best Practice Safety Award sponsored by Gallagher
• Sustainable Environment Award sponsored by National Transport Insurance
The deadline for entries is August 23.
For more, watch the interview with Anderson here.
Push for uniform COVID testing rulesThe Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is calling for national unity on COVID testing of interstate truck drivers.
It believes the current testing regimes are taking a toll on drivers, which vary from two-day, three-day and weekly testing cycles.
VTA CEO Peter Anderson says the less-than-a-week cycles are difficult to meet because of fatigue management, testing locations and physical intrusion upon the individual.
The VTA is one of many national transport associations that has penned an open letter to governments seeking a re-think on the approach to interstate trucking regulation.
Transport industry news updateIn this special transport industry news update, Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi chats to the Australian Trucking Association about Australia being a late adopter of low-emissions electric and hydrogen trucks currently outlawed under outdated heavy vehicle regulations.
She also speaks to Road Freight New South Wales about mandatory three-day COVID testing for Sydney’s residents caught in a lockdown and the impact that is having on truck drivers.
Episode 07: Wharf carrier keeps the wheels turningBoasting one of the largest lightweight sideloader fleets in Melbourne, Sidelink Transport is a leading wharf carrier specialising in around-the-clock container collections.
Established in 2007, the company is led by general manager Robert Verdino and offers secure container storage and fumigation on site.
Its Truganina yard is also bundled, which means the company can store dangerous goods containers on site.
Implementing a unique booking system six years ago, Sidelink has seen a 40 per cent drop in detention charges for clients.
Its spread of technology and IT development has seen an increase in efficiency, running baseline tasks from hand-held devices.
Episode 06: Sensium, Top Experts in Vehicle and GPS trackingSensium Fleet Telematics is one of the Top 15 suppliers of GPS hardware and software in Australasia – manufacturing and developing all its product locally.
Founded in 2005 in New Zealand as Snitch Inc, its Director Jeremy McLean took the company to Australia in 2011, restructuring the business four years later into three separate entities.
Relaunching as Sensium in 2017, it specialises in vehicle and GPS tracking.
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NTI's NTARC Heavy Vehicle Crashes ReportAustralia’s roads are the safest they’ve been in years despite an increase in freight movement.
The National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC) has released a Major Accident Investigation Report together with the National Transport Insurance (NTI) which shows a drop in multi-vehicle crashes involving heavy vehicles by more than 16 per cent.
Technology and smart braking systems on trucks are key to further driving down the road toll.
Fatigue-related crashes involving heavy vehicles has also decreased from 27 per cent in 2005 to eight per cent last year.
With Australia set for an “information boom” over the next decade, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will use the report’s findings to develop new education initiatives to further improve road safety.
Watch the full video on Australian Game Changers.
Episode 05: Aussie manufacturer on a rollAustralian manufacturing has been in terminal decline but coronavirus has revived it.
The widespread shutdown of global supply chains caused by COVID-19 has been good news for Melbourne truck and trailer equipment manufacturer D’Angelo Engineering.
The family-owned business which makes turntables, kingpins, skid plates and recreational vehicle fifth wheel assemblies, has seen a jump in sales.
Director Giulio D’Angelo, whose father Arrigo Danny D’Angelo established the business in 1968, makes parts for the transport industry using old skills and new technology.
Creating products based on customer needs, his best-selling piece is the fifth wheel, having recently launched the MiniMax which he showcased at the Brisbane Truck Show where we met him.