2018 National Trucking Industry Awards announced

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has congratulated the winners of the 2018 National Trucking Industry Awards.

The winners were announced at the ATA’s Trucking Australia 2018 Foundation Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner in Canberra last Friday evening.

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The awards recognise businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve their workplace and contribute to the industry.

“The winners of these awards have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the Australian trucking industry through their hard work and commitment.” – ATA Chair Geoff Crouch

The 2018 National Trucking Industry Awards winners were:

  • Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry – Ross Fraser OAM, Frasers Livestock Transport
  • National Professional Driver of the Year – Barry Fitzgerald, Boral Logistics
  • National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year – Belinda Polglase, All Purpose Transport
  • National Training Excellence Award -Brown & Hurley

“Each winner will receive prizes from the respective award sponsors, and I look forward to hosting them again at Trucking Australia 2019,” Mr Crouch said.

“The evening also recognised the outstanding work of JJ Lawson Transport, awarded the TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award, and Frances Ross, awarded the Don Watson Memorial Award,” he said.

The TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award recognises a TruckSafe accredited operator that has implemented and promoted the program in an exceptional fashion, while the Don Watson Memorial Award is presented to the person who has given conspicuous service to the Australian trucking industry.

“The ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner is a highlight of not only the Trucking Australia conference, but the whole year,” Mr Crouch said.

“I congratulate the winning individuals and businesses in receiving the recognition they deserve.”

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