Recognition for achievers at ATANSW awards

Crook, Jack and Grison honoured for accomplishments in the industry

Recognition for achievers at ATANSW awards
Broadbent: winners have respect of peers

Some of the country’s leading transport firms have been recognised at the Australian Trucking Association New South Wales (ATANSW) industry awards.

Phillip Crook from Toll Group, Lynne Jack from Hunter TAFE and Barry Grison from Unanderra Tanker Hire have walked away with awards for their efforts.

Crook took home the Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Trucking Industry Award.

A long-time contributor to the road transport industry, Crook has held various roles within Toll Group Australia over the past 20 years.

Jack, who first entered the industry working for her father’s Volvo dealership, was named the NSW Transport Woman of the Year.

She took over the business in 1984 and was elected a member of the Volvo Dealer Council six years later.

A founding member of the Newcastle and Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day, she has helped raise more than $1.4 million for charity and works at the Hunter TAFE where she provides apprentices with hands-on experience.

The NSW Professional Driver of the Year Award was given to Grison for his positive attitude and dedication to improving work conditions for fellow drivers.

He first started driving for his father’s business in 1964 and has helped build the Australian Truck Drivers’ Memorial Wall at Tarcutta.

"We’re very fortunate to have such talented and dedicated people in the industry," ATANSW Manager Jodie Broadbent says.

"To be acknowledged as the best in the industry is an honour. The winners of the ATANSW industry awards don’t just take home a trophy – they take home the respect of their peers."

The winners will be nominated for the National Trucking Industry Awards.

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