INDUSTRY EXPERTS RECOGNISED AT TMC
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.”