VTA turns to industry to help bushfire relief efforts


Transport operators urged to contribute resources to Victoria's bushfire relief efforts

Transport operators are being urged to contribute resources to Victoria’s bushfire relief efforts, as the State’s industry group seeks help for those affected.

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is collecting the names of trucking operators able to devote equipment to help deal with the fallout of bushfires across the State, which are expected to kill more than 300 people.

VTA Operations Director Brian Hesketh says he has been discussing the plan with the Brumby Government, and hopes to also secure equipment to help drivers whose livelihood has been affected by the bushfires.

Those able to help relief efforts are encouraged to fill in a form, which can be found here.

Hesketh can also be contacted on 0418 349 888 or on 03 9646 8590.

As much as 21 people have been confirmed dead from fires at Churchill, while police have identified 15 people killed at Marysville. The current death toll from all fires is 181.

The livestock transport industry has also been hit hard by the fires, prompting the Australian Livestock Transporters Association (ALTA) to organise its own relief efforts.

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