National Local Government Asset Management and Public Works Engineering Conference “KEEPING THE COMMUNITY ALIVE” Philip N Lovel AM Chief Executive Officer Victorian Transport Association.

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National Local Government
Asset Management and Public
Works Engineering Conference
“KEEPING THE COMMUNITY ALIVE”
Philip N Lovel AM
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Transport Association
VTA BACKGROUND
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Over 110 years experience
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Represents over 800 Freight & Logistics companies
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Prime Contractor/Employer Organization
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Commercial/Industrial Issues
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Involved in Rail, Road, Waterfront, and Interface
Issues
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Industry more than members- leadership
SECTORS OF THE
FREIGHT/TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
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Long Distance Road Freight
Container Transport
Furniture
Local Government
Warehousing
Contract Distribution
Tip Trucks
Armored Vehicles
Waste
Concrete
Mining Industries
Earthmoving & Demolition
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Bulk Tankers
Car Carrying
Refrigeration
Ancillary Transport
Country Carriers
Agriculture
Primary Producers
Federal Government Agencies
Building & Construction
Oil & Petroleum
Wholesale & Retail
Freight Forwarding
HOW MANY TRUCKS OPERATE IN
AUSTRALIA?
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2,589,852
Avg Age Yrs
Aust - Vic
-2,114,333 - Light Commercial 1.5 to 4.5tonne 81.09%
10.8 – 11.5
-VICTORIA ..483,097 .. 22.85%
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95,452 - Light Rigid..4.5 to 12 tonne capacity
3.31%
11.2 – 11.7
-VICTORIA 20,279.. 21.25%
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288,094 - Heavy Rigid.. Over 12 tonne
11.91%
15.9 – 17.4
-VICTORIA 71,789.. 24.92%
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71,680 - Articulated..
2.85%
11.2 – 11.5
- VICTORIA 21,508.. 30.00%
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20,293 - Other (non freight)..
-- VICTORIA 5,867.. 28.91%
Note: BUSES = 75,375 ( VICTORIA 16,508.. 21.90%)
Motor Cycles= 463,057 (Victoria 114,438.. 24.71%)
all data from published ABS statistics
0.84%
14.4 – 15.4
FREIGHT TYPES
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Dangerous Goods
Security
Food
Time Sensitive
High Value / Low Value
Small Units / Large Units
Heavy / Light
Temperature Controlled
Waste
Liquid / Powder / Granular / Gaseous
Petrol/Diesel
Fragile
Over Dimensional
MAJOR FREIGHT GENERATORS
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Airport
Rail Sidings
Major Retail Distribution Centres
Large Transport Depots
Shopping Centres
Quarries/Concrete Yards
Landfills
Sale Yards
Waterfront- Stevedores / Empty Container Parks
Oil Terminals / Refineries
Transport Yards
THE CUSTOMERS!
All Different Types Of Customers-large /
Small / Individual
 No Standard Operating Hours
 All Deliveries Different
 Geographic Areas-CBD / Local / Intrastate /
Interstate / International
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY…
Just in Time’ is no longer enough
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a pallet to the right place at the
right time was essential in the ‘90s – it
is no longer enough
 IN 2010 we need to get just “one item”
to the right place exactly when it is
needed
 JIT, pick to zero, means that product
movement will continue to be rapid,
smaller orders more frequent, less
buffer stock, more reactionary
manufacturing. Everything is faster,
smaller & more value.
FUTURE FREIGHT TRENDS
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There will be continuing growth in all sectors- more trucks
A changing freight task-More direct deliveries into homes
-More through major facilities
(ports/airports/major distribution centres
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Deliveries into small retail / food outlets will continue and grow
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More pressure from community & local councils for curfews and truck
bans
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A growing trend to 24/7 deliveries
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Costs will continue to grow
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There will be more accidents particularly in the urban areas
FUTURE FREIGHT TRENDS
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Environment will continue to grow as an important issue
Industry will move towards alternative fuels & hybrid vehicles
Due to expanding urban areas travel delivery times will increase
Use of technology will be important- many using it now
Customers will need to be more involved in the logistics decisions
outside their businesses
WHERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN
ASSIST THE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
INDUSTRY
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Understand the movement to 24/7 (Woolworths) and work with us to
achieve it
Work with industry on the last kilometre issues (not all weight!)
Work with major customer base (your rate payers) to determine their
needs, future activities & proposed changes to their freight operations
-Lower costs
-More certainty in deliveries
Minimize truck curfews through out Melbourne/Regional areas
Identify freight routes in Municipal areas and enhance their operation
Address signage & street numbering
Assist the freight industry to implement higher productivity vehicles
(less trucks)

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