2022 Conference

Freight Post Covid

Back for the first time after a 2 year gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we returned to The Waterview in Bicentennial Park to discuss how the freight industry had changed in a post-covid world and what it meant for our members.

Speaker Summary

We heard from a mix of bureaucrats, politicians and inspirational figures in first post-covid conference. Scott Farlow MLC spoke on behalf of the NSW Liberal Government, while Sal Petroccitto from the NHVR & Susie Harwood from Transport for NSW explained how the public service could help drive better outcomes for the industry.

Varenya Mohan-Ram from TWU Super & Karen Glover from iCare spoke how their organisations could benefit those in the freight industry. Finally, we heard from Brett Stibners, an Australian Wheelchair Basketball on his inspiration story of recovery and success after losing his legs in a car accident at age 21.

Award Winners

Slide 1
Professional Driver of the Year

David gives 100% to every aspect of his role. With an impeccable attendance record, he is always more than willing to go the extra mile to keep customers happy. David shows a keen interest in legislative issues within in the industry and remarkably, he has been 24 years accident free and 19 years without a traffic infringement notice.

Slide 2
Transport Woman of the year

Sally took over a struggling business and turned it into a successful and resilient one. She has been an Accredited member of TruckSafe and NHVAS since 2004. She is an advocate of workplace inclusion and diversity and works with her local Dis- Ability organisation. In 2019, Sally founded “Wave to A Truckie” to highlight driver mental health & well-being and promote a positive public perception of drivers.

Slide 3
NSW Best Safety Culture Award

Mangan Haulage has demonstrated a commendable commitment to developing and maintaining the highest practicable standards of health, safety and welfare. The owners have strived to meet legislative requirements and achieve best practice standards – to create an environment and culture where everyone can reasonably expect to be free from injury and illness.

Slide 4
Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Trucking Industry

Rebecca’s stellar career includes senior roles across logistics, training, safety and CoR. She has developed hundreds of training programs for the transport sector leading to a greater level of safety and compliance. Her focus is two-fold – business integrity and the safety of customers and employees.

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