Fraser amongst those recognised in ATA awards
Ross Fraser and Belinda Polglase among those whose contributions are hailed.
FRASERS LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT managing director Ross Fraser has been recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Australian trucking industry in the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) National Trucking Industry Awards.
A former chair of the ATA, Fraser was also a founding member of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association and Livestock Transporters Association of Queensland – and has been involved in the transport industry for more than 50 years.
The award was one of many handed out by the ATA at its awards showcase, recognising businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve their workplace and contribute to the industry.
The following people and organisations were also recognised for their contribution to the industry:
R& A Ross Transport co-founder Frances Ross was also recognised for her “conspicuous service to the Australian trucking industry” as the Don Watson Memorial Award winner.
Boral Logistics driver National Professional Driver of the Year was won by Barry Fitzgerald, who has worked with the company for 25 years, today producing training videos and assessing new driver applicants.
All Purpose Transport project manager Belinda Polglase was named National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year, in recognition of her work in developing a youth engagement program and an initiative to skill the All Purpose workforce in a Certificate III or higher qualification.
Truck dealer Brown & Hurley won the National Training Excellence Award and was recognised for its commitment to training, having started the process of in-house technical training in 2008, before officially opening its own purpose-built technical training facility in 2012.
JJ Lawson Transport won the TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award for its exceptional implementation of the ATA’s TruckSafe program, which it first joined in 2002.