Wales makes splash in NSW

Truck re­pairer back on top at big awards

Big Rigs - - NEWS -

IT’S been a busy month of award ap­pear­ances for Roslyn An­der­son of Wales Truck Re­pairs in Syd­ney.

Hot on the heels of ac­cept­ing a win for Wales in the Ex­cel­lence in Small Busi­ness cat­e­gory at the Western Syd­ney Awards for Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence, Ms An­der­son was back on stage cel­e­brat­ing at the Road Freight NSW con­fer­ence.

She won the NSW Trans­port Wo­man of the Year prize at the in­au­gu­ral awards show­case at Rooty Hill RSL Club.

RFNSW chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon O’Hara said Ms An­der­son was an in­spir­ing ex­am­ple of what ded­i­ca­tion was all about.

While work­ing for a trans­port com­pany, she stud­ied at night at Tafe and then at univer­sity to achieve a cer­tifi­cate and Bach­e­lor of Com­merce in ac­count­ing.

“Her knowl­edge and ex­per­tise comes to the fore at the smash re­pair firm where’s she’s work­ing,” Mr O’Hara said.

“She’s sup­ported the growth in the busi­ness from five to 22 em­ploy­ees and still spends time at the truck work­shop sup­port­ing driv­ers.” Other big win­ners were:

● Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to the NSW Truck­ing In­dus­try: Leigh Smart, For­mula Chem­i­cals

● NSW Pro­fes­sional Driver of the Year: Joshua Carter, Carter Heavy Haulage

● NSW Top Tech­ni­cal and Main­te­nance: Ray­mond “Reg­gie” Sut­ton, R Sut­ton Trans­port

● NSW Best Safety Cul­ture Award: JL Pierce Trans­port.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to all of our win­ners for the valu­able con­tri­bu­tions they’ve made to our in­dus­try over the past 12 months,” Mr O’Hara said.

“RFNSW would like to com­mend them all for the ded­i­ca­tion, com­mit­ment and in­tegrity they have shown in help­ing raise the aware­ness and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of what our driv­ers do out on the roads each and ev­ery day.

“It’s fit­ting that we can for­mally recog­nise them all, as they show­case all that’s good in our in­dus­try.”

In other con­fer­ence high­lights, Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor chief ex­ec­u­tive Sal Petroc­citto re­vealed to del­e­gates that a new na­tional data­base would be in­tro­duced to speed up com­pli­ance checks.

“By this time next year, we’re ex­pect­ing to be able to have avail­able in real time on the side of the road na­tional in­for­ma­tion for our of­fi­cers,” he said.

“The abil­ity to have in­for­ma­tion that means we know the type of op­er­a­tor that we’re deal­ing with and will al­low us to tar­get those we want to look at.”

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