News: Graham: the new face of car crashes

GrahamEvolutionary science and human vulnerability are at the centre of a new Australian initiative called ‘Graham’ – an interactive lifelike sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability – to reduce road deaths and injuries.

The Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has launched this week its latest road safety project, highlighting how susceptible the human body is to the forces involved in transport accidents.

In a shift from its traditional road safety campaigns, the TAC has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a world-renowned Melbourne artist to produce Graham. Continue reading “Graham: the new face of car crashes” »

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News: Payment times improving for transport sector

dun-and-bradstreet_couponsAccording to credit information bureau, Dun and Bradstreet both the transportation and utilities sectors have seen dramatic falls in the time taken by debtors to pay their invoices over the last two years.

The two industries recorded average payment days of 50.8 and 48.4 respectively in Q1 2014, significantly higher than the national average of 41.5, but over the course of only two years, these figures have since fallen to below 40.

In Q2 2016, transportation companies recorded an average payment time of 36.9 days, while utility businesses recorded 37.5 days say, Dun and Bradstreet. Continue reading “Payment times improving for transport sector” »

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News: New ceo appointed to drive Fleetwise forward

AmbrosePlaisterLRIndependent fleet management company, Fleetwise, has appointed Ambrose Plaister to the role of chief executive officer.

Plaister joins Fleetwise after 14 years in the finance industry, recently leading the client servicing for a Sydney-based global investment manager.

Fleetwise director, Abby Davis, says Plaister brings a unique set of skills to the organisation and will provide valuable leadership and strategic direction across the entire business as it looks to further the growth of the last two decades. Continue reading “New ceo appointed to drive Fleetwise forward” »

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News: Industry awards Girls in Hi-Vis initiative

girls-with-hi-visNew Zealand’s infrastructure industry wants to increase the number of women employed in trade and technical roles within the workforce.

The annual Connexis ‘Celebration of Women in Infrastructure’ lunch at Te Papa yesterday recognised a group of women from around the country and their achievements in the industry.

The event highlights a month-long initiative called ‘Girls with Hi-Vis’ encouraging women to look into the sector as a career option. Continue reading “Industry awards Girls in Hi-Vis initiative” »

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News: New customs agreement rewarding Trans-Tasman exporters

AUS-NZ-MRA-signingFast-tracked customs processing at Australian and New Zealand borders under a new arrangement between the two countries will benefit trusted Trans-Tasman exporters.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and New Zealand Customs Service (NZ Customs) signed a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) last Friday, recognising the supply chain security programmes of both countries.

Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, and NZ Customs Comptroller, Carolyn Tremain, met at the World Customs Organization’s sessions in Brussels to sign the MRA. Continue reading “New customs agreement rewarding Trans-Tasman exporters” »

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News: Traffic portal extended to Wellington and Melbourne

2510306_Global_TOP10_CongestionNavigation services provider TomTom is extending its live traffic and travel information portal, TomTom City, to 50 new cities including Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city and Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.

TomTom City is accessible from any internet-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone and provides free content showing live traffic status and incidents and other driver-based information in cities.

The key features of TomTom City include real-time traffic status, delay hotspots, and a road event reporter. Continue reading “Traffic portal extended to Wellington and Melbourne” »

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News: Ministry of Transport staffer sacked over missing money

TransportNZ-logoThe Ministry of Transport’s general manager of organisational development has reportedly fled to Canada following her sacking over alleged fraud.

One News broke the story last night, alleging Joanne Harrison been sacked over missing funds, understood to total between $750,000 to $1 million.

The money was supposedly obtained through false contracting arrangements. Continue reading “Ministry of Transport staffer sacked over missing money” »

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News: Rising container volumes force new development

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More than 16% growth in 40-foot container volume and more than 8% in 20-foot container volume since 2012 is putting pressure on port facilities, creating demand for standalone container storage and repair depots says an industry operator. Continue reading “Rising container volumes force new development” »

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