2018 Conference

The Bigger Picture

Returning after a 2 year absence, our conference this year focused on policy discussions surrounding new Chain Of Responsibility (CoR) regulations and what they would mean for our industry. We bought together some of the best legal and freight experts to share that knowledge.

Speaker Summary

This year we focused on extensive policy reform discussions, with Sal Petroccitto opening the day with a talk on the impact of the new Chain of Responsibility laws, with Nathan Cecil from Holding Redlich providing a legal perspective on the changes.

Policy discussions also extended to AI Group’s Brent Ferguson talk on workplace relations and Bernard Carlon’s presentation on the State Government’s new heavy vehicle safety strategy. Bianca Slack-Smith of Transport for NSW also spoke on the planned infrastructure surrounding Port Botany, including the newly announced Sydney Gateway.

There also was a strong focus on finding cost savings for operators Chris Sant from Deloitte and Doug Payne from Make It Cheaper and Sam Shatrov all speaking to various changes operators could make to reduce running costs.

Award Winners

Slide 1
Professional Driver of the Year

Joshua Carter is the owner and Managing Director of Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport Pty Ltd. Josh grew up around the transport industry, learning to drive a truck way before the legal age. Josh now has a fleet of seven prime movers and twelve trailers including floats, a tilt tray, dollies and dangerous goods tankers and employees nine workers. Josh has an enviable driving record and is an incredibly grounded person who is highly regarded in the transport industry and the general community.

Slide 2
Transport Woman of the Year

Roslyn has a long term involvement and passion with the industry. She is a member of the TWAL and regularly attends industry events. Rosyln come across as a well educated CFO however is down to earth and has a passion for customer service.

Slide 3
JL Pierce
NSW Best Safety Culture Award

JLP’s leadership teams active involvement in industry associations is a testament to their focus on safety for the industry as a whole. They have continuosly evolved their safety practices over the years and have implemented systems which far exceed the requirements.

Slide 4
‘Reggie’ Sutton
Top Technical and Maintenance Award

Manages his own fleet as well as assiting other operators in the region. TruckSafe Ambassador. Actively involved in LBRCA and driving submissions

Slide 5
Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Trucking Industry

Leigh Smart is the owner of Formula Chemicals, founded in 1973. A long term member of the industry. Active involvement in ATA Truck Week as well as devoting time to humanitarian causes. Solid reputation in the industry.

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