Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partners – HDL and TT Club


New SCLAA National Partners

HDL Insurance Brokers and TT Club



The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partners, HDL Insurance Brokers and TT Club. As a not for profit Industry Association, run by members for members, our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

HDL Insurance Brokers Overview

HDL Insurance Brokers is a specialist complex risk broker focusing on client advisory and risk transfer. Amongst HDL’s field of expertise is Marine Liability, Freight Forwarders, Transport and Logistics, Terminal and Rail Operators. Our focus is our clients always and foremost.

HDL Appreciates that no matter what size the client is, their risk concerns can be unique to their business and requires individual tailored solutions.

TT Club Overview

TT Club is the leading provider of insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry.

Working with a range of customers – from large, international shipping lines, ports, freight forwarders and cargo handling terminals, to companies operating on smaller scales but whose activities face similar risks.

Scholarships for current and aspiring female leaders

Scholarships of up to $5,000 for current and aspiring female leaders

Scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 are currently available to women working in the transport and logistics sector to help support their participation in a range of career building leadership development programs.

The initiative is providing junior through to executive women managers with scholarships to support their growth and development via participation in one of three flagship development programs. Participants will benefit from course content such as Elements of a Successful Team, Team Dynamics, Purpose Priorities and Professional Development, Empowering Teams, and Evolving Strategic Change.

Expressions of Interest

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Friday, May 15:

SCLAA Newsletter – February 2020

SCLAA February 2020 Newsletter now available.

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Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Sidekicker

Australian Bushfire Recovery – Can You Help?


A Logistics Centre has been established in Taren Point Sydney for the consolidation and dissemination of donated goods to/from Bushfire affected areas. The Centre will operate for 12 months.

SCLAA along with its Freight Taskforce affiliates are assisting with setup and any ongoing requirements. SCLAA Director Sue Tomic met with the co-ordinators of the Centre this morning and a call for initial equipment and services has been received:

Office equipment to fit out 3 offices-

  •  office desks,
  •  office chairs,
  •  anti-static mats,
  •  office storage cabinets,
  •  white boards
  •  1 x meeting table for 8-10 along with chairs

Also required:

  •  a skip bin for general waste disposal.
  •  software providers who can assist with warehouse management software for
    pallet/goods tracking and bar coding solution.

The Centre will begin receiving goods early next week so the above items require delivery by Monday, 24 February. (Office furniture can be picked up if local.)

Well done to SCLAA National Partner, Toyota Materials Handling for donation of equipment and to Linfox for supplying pallet racking.

Please direct your interest in fulfilling these requirements to the SCLAA National Secretariat at

NHVR Prosecutes Melbourne Firm Under New COR Laws

Investigation triggered by tip-off to confidential reporting line.

 New Chain of Responsibility (COR) laws will be tested for the first time, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) reporting it has laid charges against a company director for failing to exercise due diligence to ensure the company complied with its safety duty.

This first prosecution comes after the NHVR conducted a safety duties investigation into a Victorian trucking company in relation to fatigue management of its drivers.

Court documents show the charges are against N Godfrey Haulage and its director, Nathan Godfrey.

“We believe the company failed to comply with conditions of its fatigue management accreditation,” NHVR executive director statutory compliance Ray Hassall says.

“This requirement forms part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law’s (HVNL) primary safety duty and executives are required to exercise due diligence to ensure a company complies with this duty.

Last year the NHVR flagged a probe of two Tasmanian fleets

“As a result of that investigation, NHVR has laid charges against both the company and the company director for failing to meet these duties.

“The aim of the HVNL is to ensure that everyone in the Chain of Responsibility is doing what they are required to do to keep road users and transport workers safe.

“We know that drivers are constantly put under pressure at the depot or the loading dock and we want to hold the people responsible accountable.

NHVR notes the investigation was triggered in response to information provided through the Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line (HVCRL), and other information available to the NHVR in assessing the risk the operator posed to safety.

The matter is listed for mention in Dandenong Magistrates Court on February 20.

Source: ATN

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd

New SCLAA National Partner

Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd. As a not for profit Industry Association, run by members for members, our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

Gamma Solutions Overview

Gamma Solutions Pty. Ltd. a privately owned Australian company since 1992; and has evolved into one of the largest enterprise mobility specialists with proven experience working with large corporate sites.

Our National head office is based in Mulgrave, Victoria and is made up of Sales, Management, Warehouse, Service Centre, Administration, Help Desk and Technical Staff.

Additional Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Perth & Auckland offices extends this support structure with additional Sales and Technical staff to cater for our customers Australia wide & in New Zealand.

Specialising in a wide range of solutions including, Retail and Consumer Goods, Field Service, Transportation and Logistics, Health Care and Warehousing and Distribution; our current team has well over 100 years of combined experience in supplying wireless solutions to some of the biggest companies in Australia and New Zealand.

Gamma Solutions is aligned with many leading technology companies such as Honeywell, Zebra Technologies, Datalogic, Handheld, Cisco, Aruba, Staylinked, Soti and Wavelink. These partnerships allow us to provide our clients with a competitive advantage in all aspects of enterprise mobility.

Our Service Centre is an Authorised Honeywell, Zebra and Handheld Repair Centre, servicing hardware devices in-house, thus reducing company downtime.

We know that operating a business is time-consuming. That is why we will work around our customer’s schedules. We can create virtual systems in our offices; this means we can simulate your installation and test the system well in advance of the commissioning date.

By relying on the experienced professionals at Gamma Solutions to assist with your project, you greatly increase the probability of optimising your data collection systems and everything that depends on them.

Gamma Solutions’ Professional Services consistently delivers more toward the speedy ROI of your data collection equipment and systems.

For mission-critical processes, we have customer care plans that will remain with you throughout the life of your system. We deliver the exact plan to meet your objectives.

We have the knowledge and expertise to give your business the competitive edge you want for optimum productivity and efficiency. We provide you with the necessary software, hardware, and support services you need to integrate a sound mobility solution into your corporate I.T.





On 6 January, the SCLAA announced that the Association would be working with NGOs, Government and other agencies to establish their requirements for the bushfire recovery and rebuilding. These requirements will include road cartage of goods, interim storage, warehouse unpack facilities, supply of food, water, fuel and other essentials, earthmoving equipment, temporary housing and other equipment, amongst others.

The main purpose of this initiative is to create a coordinated industry response with the SCLAA acting as a conduit between relevant authorities, NGOs and other on the ground organisations, and the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport industries.

While the specific list of initial requirements is expected shortly, the SCLAA has established alliances and single points of contact with a number of organisations which will assist in distributing the lists of requirements. These include:

  • Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA)
    In partnership with the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA), the FTA is the representative body for the international supply chain sector bringing together importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers.
  • Road Freight NSW
    Road Freight NSW is the peak industry organisation in NSW representing trucking operators. Its members range from some of the nation’s largest transport companies, with many thousands of employees, through to small family businesses operating with less than 5 employees, servicing all areas of NSW.
  • Shipping Australia Ltd (SAL)
    The peak industry body representing all Shipping Lines and shipping agents calling Australian Bulk and Container Ports. SAL members have ready to deploy shipping containers to provide much needed storage of goods in bushfire affected areas.
  • Australian Federation of International Freight Forwarders (AFIF)
    Represents the Sea Freight and Air Freight Forwarding agencies with affiliations to Customs and Border security and various relationships with Industry service providers both locally and internationally.

The SCLAA was directly commended last week for its foresight and pro-activeness in this endeavour and providing its own Secretariat and Administrative resources to assist with the communication process.

We have been informed that the various and widespread requirements are currently being assessed by the authorities in the newly re-opened fire devastated communities and requirements in the first instance will be further communicated in the coming days.

Thank you to those who have already contacted the SCLAA to advise us of services and equipment that they are able to provide towards the recovery and rebuild.


Australian Bushfire Recovery – Can You Help?

Australian Bushfire Recovery – Can You Help?


Australia and the rest of the world have welcomed in a New Year and decade with all the hopes and good wishes as are traditional with this time. This second decade of the 21st century has had a devastating start for so many in the areas affected by the bushfires.

The SCLAA has offered to facilitate the provision of assistance from the freight, supply chain and logistics industries to all those in these areas in the aftermath of the fires. Direct contacts have been established with various NGOs, Government and other agencies that will be working directly with those effected by the fires and information is currently being obtained on specific requirements to assist those in these devastated areas. These requirements will include road cartage of goods, interim storage, warehouse unpack facilities, supply of food, water, fuel and other essentials, earthmoving equipment, temporary housing and other equipment, supplies and transport requirements amongst others.

As the SCLAA awaits specific requirements, any companies or organisations who are able to assist with any of the abovementioned requirements, can email our National Secretariat on providing information on what they could potentially provide to assist. This information will be passed on directly to the organisations on the ground.

Over the coming days specific requirements will be advised and this information will be published on the SCLAA website and social media (#AusHeart). Anyone able to assist with the requirements will be put in direct contact with the organisation and/or service provider requiring the assistance.