The trucking industry has until April 28 to get in their nominations for the Australian Trucking Association’s National Trucking Industry Awards. They will be presented at the annual ATA Convention, to be held on Hamilton Island during the first week of June.
The idea of giving awards to people working in the industry does give their peers an opportunity to show appreciation for work well done. Many who have given all of their lives to the trucking world do put a lot extra into the job and try to make the trucking world a better place. Now’s your chance to give thanks for those who go that extra mile.
The Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry Award is presented to an individual or organisation showing commitment to improving the trucking industry through their operation or contribution to industry activities.
The National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year Award recognises the strong professional contribution made by a woman within the trucking industry. The National Professional Driver of the Year Award sponsors is seeking a driver whose outstanding performance, including driving skill and attitude have made a contribution to industry improvement.
The National Training Excellence Award Award encourages businesses to use and develop effective programs to minimise risk for their workforce. The judges reward excellence in a different safety category each year. In 2014, the focus is on the issue of truck rollover prevention and appropriate speed for the conditions.
The Don Watson Memorial Award is presented to a person who has given conspicuous service to the Australian trucking industry. The winner is selected from a range of exceptional people who do not need to nominate to be considered.
The TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award Award recognises a TruckSafe accredited operator which has implemented and promoted the program in an exceptional fashion and fosters a strong culture of safety in every part of their business.