Wales makes splash in NSW
Truck repairer back on top at big awards
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.”