On the 16th of September, Transtech presented its fifth Am I Compliant forum this time in Wollongong, which proved to be a sensational day.
Launching Am I Compliant in May of 2014, Transtech’s initiative was aimed at spreading the most up to date information regarding Compliance and Technology from a simple website. This provided facts and figures that targeted Australia’s modern and rapidly changing transport and logistics industry. Following the website, a number of forums were hosted, starting from Melbourne in late September 2014, and since have been taken to the road in Warrnambool, Mildura and Newcastle.
The latest forum in Wollongong saw a big turn out, all of which were transport operators within the area and metro Sydney. A number of guest speakers, including Gavin Hill (TCA), Michael Wills (RMS), Ian Pendered (Pentrans Consulting) and Tim Wedlock (AEI Commercial Insurance Brokers), presented a range of topics from IAP and access in NSW to EWDs, reasonable steps defence and mitigating risk.
Over the past year, Transtech’s Am I Compliant forums have proven to be an excellent enabler between government, provider and transport operators to create stronger relationships and a net gain to all involved.
“As this is all new to me, the entire forum was of great benefit and gave me a better understanding of what it is about and other resources that are available,” said Duncan Pye of Waters Excavations.
“[The Forum was] relevant to our operation. It was excellent to sit in a room with people in the same industry and hear how they are coping with the changes in the industry and what they have done/measures being put in place to be compliant,” said Steve Walker, Mahonys Transport Services.
“Compliance is everywhere you look in the industry. The idea we had at Transtech was to spread the wealth of knowledge within our team to bring together local operators and industry bodies together,” said Andrew Rossington, Transtech’s Chief Executive Officer.
“The forums have been very popular; Wollongong proved to be very successful with a number of influential guest speakers. It’s very inspiring to see operators coming together to share ideas, successes and challenges,” he added.
Transtech will continue to plan to hold many more forums. For anyone seeking to attend a future Am I Compliant forum, register your interest with Transtech for an invitation to a forum near you.