New ATA board mem­bers bring wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence

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THE Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion has wel­comed two new board mem­bers: Andy Di­vall and Si­mon Ska­zlic.

Andy Di­vall is the owner and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Di­vall’s Earth­mov­ing and Bulk Haulage, a com­pany he es­tab­lished in 1991 with his brother Michael.

Andy has di­ver­si­fied the Goul­burn-based com­pany’s op­er­a­tions to meet the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and strives to re­tain lo­cal staff by of­fer­ing wide-rang­ing and pro­fes­sional op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The broth­ers are also known for their ad­vo­cacy and selfless sup­port in the field of driver train­ing.

With­out any obli­ga­tion to work for their own com­pany, the broth­ers now spon­sor a dozen new­com­ers a year to go through driver train­ing.

Si­mon Ska­zlic is the ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager, HS&E/Com­pli­ance at K&S Freighters, first join­ing the com­pany in 1990.

Si­mon has made ma­jor con­tri­bu­tions to im­prov­ing the safety of truck driv­ers and other per­son­nel by lead­ing an in­dus­try com­mit­tee to de­velop best prac­tice guide­lines to pre­vent load­ing and un­load­ing ac­ci­dents, as well as guide­lines to keep driv­ers and re­pair­ers safe at the site of road­side break­downs.

Si­mon has been a key con­trib­u­tor to the ATA Coun­cil since 2003. He was the 2013 win­ner of the ATA’s Don Wat­son Me­mo­rial Award for his con­spic­u­ous ser­vice to the truck­ing in­dus­try.

“Andy and Si­mon have vast ex­pe­ri­ence in the truck­ing in­dus­try, and I look for­ward to work­ing with them closely on the board,” ATA chair Ge­off Crouch said.


FRESH FACE: Andy Di­vall, left, and his brother Mick.

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