Fraser amongst those recog­nised in ATA awards

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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.

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