In­dus­try ad­vo­cate and Rigs ed­i­tor awarded

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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.

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