Freestone has faith in Baillieu to deliver for trucking


Victorian Transport Association President Paul Freestone says he has faith in the Victorian Government to deliver for the trucking industry

By Ruza Zivkusic | October 14, 2011

Victorian Transport Association (VTA) President Paul Freestone says he has faith in the Victorian Government to deliver for the trucking industry.

Freestone recently met Transport Minister Terry Mulder to address transport issues and says the government is listening.

Speaking at the VTA President’s Dinner in Melbourne this week, Freestone says Victoria has always been the leading state in transport but Melbourne’s outer ring road needs to be improved.

"We also need to hook up the Eastern Freeway to Hume Highway, we need another corridor through Melbourne," Freestone says.

"I believe this particular government, VicRoads and the police have a shot at making the state better."

Freestone also wants the driver shortage addressed and believes young people need to be encouraged to enter the industry.

"We have to come up with something that’s going to encourage people to get back into driving trucks, it’s probably not a career of choice but it’s a well-paid one," he says.




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