VFLC seeks input on key road freight issues


Victorian Freight and Logistics Council turns to its membership for input on key issues affecting the industry

By Ruza Zivkusic | October 20, 2011

The Victorian Freight and Logistics Council (VFLC) is turning to transport operators for their input on prioritising key issues affecting the industry.

It has released a survey study, encouraging its members to have their say, with the feedback designed to inform a VFLC campaign on road freight matters.

A study conducted by the ARRB Group last year shows there is concern in the community about the impact of trucks on Victorian roads, which derive from negative perceptions about the size and appearance of vehicles, environmental impacts from trucks, increased congestion, asset damage and driver behaviour.

"As we move into the communications audit phase of the Freight in Our Community project, we need to know what you think the big issues are," the study says.

"We also want to know just how critical the issues are and which float to the front as being more important than others?

The survey includes questions such as how important freight is to daily life, the importance of alleviating community concerns about trucks and helping it understand performance based standards and higher productivity vehicles.

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