Industry advocate and Rigs editor awarded
HE WAS too humble to mention anything, so the Big Rigs team had to sneak this story on to a page.
Big Rigs editor Bruce Honeywill has been recognised for his service to the road transport industry at the National Road Freighters Association annual conference.
The long-serving road transport journalist was awarded the Annual Noel Porter Memorial Award, which aims to highlight contributions and advocacy for the industry.
“This is a small award for a lifetime of work,” vicepresident Ken Wilkie said.
“This is a commemorative trophy we award in the memory of driver Noel Porter, who always fought to better the industry.
“We give to someone every 12 months, who has been instrumental in improving the outlook of the road transport sector.
“Bruce has had a decadeslong passion, and this award is about his ongoing determination to work for drivers, and his long-term ambition to improve their conditions and how the industry is perceived.”
The Northern Territory native has been involved in transport journalism for more than 30 years, and was responsible for the formation of Big Rigs, serving as the inaugural editor.
His passion for the trucking industry first emerged during his time working as a driver.
Since that time Bruce has held positions as publisher and managing editor of a number of national transport magazines, has been head of news for Imparja Australia's indigenous-owned TV network.
“He is a humble and decent man,” Ken said.
“We look forward to seeing what’s next,” he said.
THE GOOD FIGHT: Big Rigs editor Bruce Honeywill with his trophy.