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ATA confirms 2017 Craig Roseneder Award finalists

  • Posted on Sunday 8th, October 2017.

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has announced the three finalists for the 2017 Craig Roseneder Award, which recognises technical and maintenance excellence in the trucking industry’s workshops.

Dale Hedley (Vellex, New South Wales), Chris Blanchard (Herb Blanchard Haulage, Grafton, New South Wales) and Mark Collins (Frasers Livestock Transport, Queensland) were selected by the judging panel for their technical skill, aptitude and dedication to the industry.

ATA Chair, Geoff Crouch, has said that this year’s field was competitive and that nominees demonstrated high-level skills.

“Since 1998 the ATA has recognised the unsung heroes who keep Australia’s trucks on the road,” said Crouch.

“There are no finer examples than our three 2017 finalists. They are all role models, outstanding in their field and demonstrating high levels of safety, expertise and professionalism,” he said.

Nominations for the award must come from industry peers or employers. The award is open to any individual who works full-time in the Australian trucking industry for a trucking company, supplier or commercial workshop as a workshop manager, mechanic, or provides support within the maintenance field for heavy vehicles.

This year’s winner will reportedly receive a fully paid trip to Atlanta to attend the US Technology and Maintenance Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition including $1,500 spending money. Complimentary registration to the 2018 ATA/ARTSA Technical and Maintenance Conference is also included.

The winner will be announced on 17 October at the Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner, part of the ATA/ARTSA Technical and Maintenance Conference from 16-18 October.

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