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OAMs for truck­ing in­dus­try iden­ti­ties

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Two in­di­vid­u­als from dis­tinctly sep­a­rate ar­eas of the truck­ing in­dus­try have been ac­knowl­edged in the Queen’s Birth­day hon­ours list

TWO TRUCK­ING IDEN­TI­TIES have been recog­nised in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours list.

Truck driv­ing Bur­rum­but­tock Hayrun­ners’ founder Brendan Far­rell picked up a Medal of the Or­der of Aus­tralia (OAM) for his ser­vice to pri­mary in­dus­try, while long-serv­ing trans­port in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive Trevor Mar­tyn also re­ceived an OAM for his ser­vice to the trans­port in­dus­try and the com­mu­nity.

“Trevor has made an enor­mous and self­less con­tri­bu­tion to the Aus­tralian trans­port in­dus­try over a highly dec­o­rated ca­reer span­ning more than 50 years,” Vic­to­rian Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Cameron Dunn says on be­half of the ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil and sec­re­tar­iat.

“He served on the ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil of the VTA from 1998-2005, in­clud­ing four years as pres­i­dent from 2002-2005.

“I can think of no one wor­thier and more de­serv­ing of an Or­der of Aus­tralia Medal than Trevor for his many ser­vices to the road trans­port in­dus­try and to the com­mu­nity. Trevor also served as a di­rec­tor and ex­ec­u­tive chair of the Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion from 2002-2010, un­der­scor­ing his com­mit­ment to the trans­port in­dus­try and bring­ing about change and im­prove­ments to make the in­dus­try safer and more pros­per­ous.”

Dunn also notes Mar­tyn’s six years as chair­man of Driver Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre Aus­tralia (DECA) from 2007-2012, and time as pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Bulk Tanker As­so­ci­a­tion, and chair of Global Air Am­bu­lance for four years.

“In his pro­fes­sional work­ing life Trevor was man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of FBT Op­er­a­tions for 38 years from 1969-2007,” Dunn says. “He presently serves on the boards of nu­mer­ous busi­nesses in­clud­ing as chair of lead­ing res­i­den­tial aged care, home care, and dis­abil­ity ser­vices provider Mayflower, and di­rec­tor of Dec­o­ral Trust.” Away from the in­dus­try, Mar­tyn is ac­tive in nu­mer­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions and char­i­ties.

Far­rell caught na­tional at­ten­tion dur­ing the decade for or­gan­is­ing truck­loads of hay to farmers in drought-af­fected parts of New South Wales and Queens­land. Ap­proached by ru­ral me­dia to com­ment on the award, Far­rell pre­ferred to spread the praise with those who helped make the de­liv­er­ies.

“I can think of no one wor­thier and more de­serv­ing.”

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