Queensland’s best recognised at 23rd Annual Dinner and Awards Night

The Queensland Trucking Industry’s night of nights was a resounding success last weekend with operators, suppliers and officials coming together at the QTA 23rd Annual Dinner and Awards Night to recognise the best achievements, programs, initiatives and people working in the road transport industry in Queensland.

Dignitaries included the Hon Scott Emerson MP, Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Neil Scales, Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads as well as Julie-Anne Schafer the Commissioner of National Transport Commission and Richard Hancock the CEO of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

With a star studded line up of guests and an entertaining night ahead the awards ceremony was eagerly awaited and well received by the strong crowd.

Award winners and awards:

Excellence in Driving

Winner: DARREN PEACH, SIMON NATIONAL CARRIERS

Professional Driver

Winner: NEVILLE THACKER – BP REGIONAL OPERATIONS

Industry Safety

Winner: FRASERS LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT

Industry Excellence

Winner: JOHN KING – TOLL NQX

Young Achiever

Winner: TEGAN MCFARLANE, FOLLOWMONT TRANSPORT PTY LTD

People Leadership Excellence

Winner: 2013 GENR8 PROGRAM, METROPOLITAN REGION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,

TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT ALONG WITH TRANSPORT COMPANIES – DARYL DICKENSON

TPT, FOLLOWMONT TPT; KS EASTER; RUSSELL TPT, TRANSPACIFIC INDUSTRIES

Qld Trucking Woman of the Year

Winner: KAREN BOW – WHSQ TRANSPORT STRATEGY GROUP

Excellence in Driving Winner: Darren Peach from  Simon National Carriers with Wayne Striplin, National Operations Manager - Strategix Training Group
Excellence in Driving
Winner: Darren Peach from Simon National Carriers with Wayne
Striplin, National Operations Manager – Strategix Training Group
Thacker
Professional Driver
Winner: Neville Thacker with Mr Mark
Kelly, Dealer Principal – Trailer Sales
KarenBow
Qld Trucking Woman of the Year
Winner Karen Bow – WHSQ Transport Strategy Group and Andrew
Lock, Regional Branch Manager Brisbane & Toowoomba – Cummins South
Pacific
GENR8
2013 GENR8 PROGRAM, METROPOLITAN REGION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,
TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT ALONG WITH TRANSPORT COMPANIES – DARYL DICKENSON
TPT, FOLLOWMONT TPT; KS EASTER; RUSSELL TPT, TRANSPACIFIC INDUSTRIES
Ross Fraser
Industry Safety
Winner: Frasers Livestock Transport represented by Ross Fraser
Tegan
Young Achiever
Winner: Tegan McFarlane, Followmont Transport.
028
Industry Excellence
Winner: John King from Toll NQX