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Australian Freight Industry Award nominations are now open

Nominations for the 34th Australian Freight Industry Awards are open with a new award added this year

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has announced that nominations are now open for the 34th Australian Freight Industry Awards. 

Sponsored by TWUSUPER and Viva Energy Australia, a new award is being added in recognition of the success and longevity of the awards in place, VTA CEO Peter Anderson says.  

“We’ve added a new Waste & Recycling Business of the Year award in consideration of the significant growth in the circular economy range, taking the total number of awards to eight,” he says.  

Nominations are now open for the following award categories:  

  • Women’s Leadership Award – sponsored by Viva Energy Australia 
  • Investment in People Award – sponsored by Logical Staffing Solutions 
  • Best Practice Safety Award – sponsored by Gallaghers 
  • Application of Technology Award – sponsored by Transport Certification Australia 
  • Green Star Award – Promoting Sustainability in the Workplace – sponsored by National Transport Insurance 
  • Emerging Leader Award – sponsored by Daimler Truck & Bus 
  • Waste & Recycling Business of the Year Award

Anderson says he has no doubts the quality and calibre of the nominations for the 34th presentation of the awards will be outstanding.  

“The Australian Freight Industry Awards continue to be among the transport industry’s most coveted accolades, as evidenced by the number of entries being surpassed each year,” he says.   

“This is a terrific acknowledgement of ongoing innovation, improvement and best practice that occurs right throughout the transport industry.”  

Criteria for the awards can be reviewed at and nominations are welcome from all parts of the freight, logistics and transport industry for one or more categories.  

Nominations can also be submitted online with a deadline of Monday, August 12.  

A Glitz and Glamour production of the AFIAs will make a return to the Palladium at Crown Melbourne on Saturday, September 7, for a night filled with great food and drink, musical acts and other entertainment, with a few surprises in stall.  

With the AFIA gala presentation getting bigger and better every year, Anderson says 2024 will be no exception. 

 “The AFIAs are all about the men and women of the transport industry and the phenomenal work they do to keep Australia moving. I look forward to celebrating their achievements,” he says. 

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