AFIA nominations deadline is extended

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2021 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) by popular demand, providing operators and industry suppliers with a further week to lodge their applications.

The deadline for entries is now Monday 23 August to allow ample time for judging across the various category, ahead of the gala presentation evening being planned for Saturday 4 September.

“After the record number of nominations, we received for last year’s virtual awards presentation, we want to give operators plenty of time to get their applications together, which is why we’ve extended the deadline a further week,” said VTA CEO, Peter Anderson.

“It’s also abundantly clear that during this period of relative uncertainty, and with operators busier than they ever have been servicing customers, some extra time was warranted to give those intending to nominate a chance to put their very best foot forward,” he said.

Nominations are open for the following award categories:

  • Female Leadership Award sponsored by Viva Energy Australia
  • Investment in People Award sponsored by Logical Staffing Solutions
  • Application of Technology Award sponsored by Transport Certification Australia
  • Young Achiever Award sponsored by Daimler Truck & Bus
  • Best Practice Safety Award sponsored by Gallagher
  • Sustainable Environment Award sponsored by National Transport Insurance

Criteria for the awards can be reviewed here.

AFIA returns to the Palladium at Crown Melbourne on 4 Saturday 4 September for an extravaganza celebrating Australia’s greatest entertainers in an Australian Super Band first! Taxi Ride’s Jason Singh, Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder, Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko, and The Choirboys’ Mark Gable are set to wow guests at the 2021 awards presentation.

“You can book tickets with confidence as all purchases made before Saturday, 21 August are fully refundable should postponement or cancellation be necessary due to Covid settings,” said Anderson. “We look forward to a sensational evening celebrating everything that is great about this amazing country, together with the phenomenal efforts of our transport industry.”