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
Winner: NEVILLE THACKER – BP REGIONAL OPERATIONS
Winner: FRASERS LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT
Winner: JOHN KING – TOLL NQX
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