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Di­vall’s Earth­mov­ing’s Tony Wright and Pac­car Parts Aus­tralia’s Trevor Dickson have been recog­nised as the truck­ing in­dus­try’s out­stand­ing tech­ni­cal con­trib­u­tors for 2018 at the Tech­nol­ogy and Main­te­nance Con­fer­ence’s (TMC’s) Cas­trol Vec­ton Awards Din­ner.

The Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ATA) event cel­e­brates the in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als’ ded­i­ca­tion and achieve­ments through­out the year.

Wright re­ceived the 2018 Craig Ros­eneder Award, an hon­our that recog­nises tech­ni­cal and main­te­nance ex­cel­lence in the work­shop.

He will be sent on an all-ex­penses paid trip to At­lanta to at­tend the US Tech­nol­ogy and Main­te­nance Coun­cil’s 2019 An­nual Meet­ing and Trans­porta­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion.

Wright is this year’s re­cip­i­ent for pro­mot­ing a healthy and safe work­place cul­ture at Di­vall’s, and demon­strat­ing im­pec­ca­ble main­te­nance ap­pli­ca­tion, main­te­nance records and tech­ni­cal abil­ity.

“Wright has been in­flu­en­tial in the modernisation of work­shop equip­ment and cost-sav­ing mea­sures and is recog­nised by in­dus­try peers as a ‘book of knowl­edge’, hav­ing men­tored and man­aged more than 20 ap­pren­tices through­out his ca­reer,” ATA chair Ge­off Crouch says.

Dickson re­ceived the Cas­trol Vec­ton In­dus­try Achieve­ment Award, an ac­co­lade that recog­nises tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tion and achieve­ment.

Crouch says Dickson has worked at Pac­car Aus­tralia for 37 years and is com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing in­dus­try safety and meet­ing the needs of ser­vice peo­ple and cus­tomers.

“Dickson is pas­sion­ate about the trans­port in­dus­try and has a keen in­ter­est in new tech­nolo­gies and their ap­pli­ca­tions,” Crouch says.

“He is well known in the in­dus­try, hav­ing been ac­tively in­volved with TMC since it first be­gan in 1996 and as a mem­ber of the pro­gram com­mit­tee. The event would not be the same with­out his com­mit­ment and in­volve­ment.”

Crouch says the awards are a valu­able op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge those who have shown out­stand­ing lead­er­ship and com­mit­ment, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on in­no­va­tion and in­dus­try in­volve­ment.

“Our award fi­nal­ists and all the un­sung he­roes in the in­dus­try who work hard ev­ery day to en­sure our in­dus­try re­main safe, pro­fes­sional and vi­able,” he says.

“As an in­dus­try, we are very for­tu­nate to have such com­mit­ted, skilled pro­fes­sion­als go­ing the ex­tra mile.”

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