Finalists announced for 2008 National Trucking Industry Awards

By: Graham Gardiner


The finalists for the 2008 National Trucking Industry Awards have been announced by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), following a

The finalists for the 2008 National Trucking Industry Awards have been announced by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), following a high standard of entries across all award categories.

ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair says the awards are a crucial part of the industry’s calendar because they identify and reward the people who have contributed to taking the Australian trucking industry to a higher level of professionalism.

"The National Trucking Industry Awards form an important part of the trucking industry’s effort to promote the commitment and achievement of individuals and organisations within the industry," he says.

"The quality of this year’s finalists is impressive and include some of the most dedicated and committed figures in the industry, all of which deserve to be recognised."

The 2008 National Trucking Industry Award finalists are:

  • National Professional Driver of the Year: Kevin Cartwright, Robert Machin, Con Theodosis
  • National Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry: Peter Thompson, Barry Hatfield, John Kelly (dec)
  • National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year: Helen Savage, Carol Single, Christina MacGregor
  • Award for Training Excellence: TNT Express Australia, WA Freight Group.


"Given the calibre of the finalists, and indeed of all the entries, the judges have obviously had a difficult task. The industry is eagerly anticipating the announcement of a winner among these deserving finalists," St Clair says.

The award winners will be announced on Friday, May 30 at the Gala Awards Dinner at Parliament House as part of the Australian Trucking Convention, which is being held in Canberra from May 27-30.

For more information on the convention, click here.

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