2016 Conference

How Road Freight NSW is working for you!

A special occasion as we held the first RFNSW conference as an independent body. We brought key stakeholders, industry figures and our partners together to help chart a path forward for the industry as a whole, culminating in discussions that helped develop our first set of policy motions, with direct input from members.

Speaker Summary

As the first conference for RFNSW in it’s new form, our CEO Simon O’Hara spoke passionately about his first few months in the role and his early plans for the organisation, including setting up sub-committees and getting direct input from foundation members.

Nathan Cecil from transport law specialists Holding Redlich spoke on how freight companies could protect themselves under government regulations, while offering members discounted rates on legal services. We also heard from new Roads Minister John Sidoti on the NSW Government’s plans for the industry. Other speakers included Peter Caprioli from the NHVR, Trish Grunert from the RMS and Owen Driscoll from NTI, who hosted panel on the ATA TruckSafe program.

Award Winners

Slide 1
Professional Driver of the Year

Anthony Wiles has 25 years’ experience in the transport industry, commencing in 1991 where he learnt the art of Table Top driving.

Since that time he has upgraded to Single Trailer work then as a professional Sideloader and B Double operator. No job is too big or too small for Anthony and all transport deliveries are completed with care and to the satisfaction of the client.

Slide 2
Transport Woman of the Year

After training as a teacher, Ann began working at Lopez Brothers Transport in 1995 undertaking clerical and administration duties, progressing to accounts and payroll.

Since taking part-ownership of the business, she now works at the Business Manager, overseeing overseeing staff training, compliance, WH&S, business reporting and planning.

Slide 3
Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Trucking Industry

With more than 50 years in the transport industry, Frank Johnston is a true industry leader. He is a third-generation director of Johnstons Transport, joining the 120-year-old family-owned company straight out of high school in 1965.

He helped form The Road Freight NSW Board and Policy Council, acting as chairman, which has now transformed into Road Freight NSW. He is well-respected and recognised for his passion and dedication to the industry.

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