Trucking features highly in TLISC honours

Veolia and De Bruyn’s take home prizes in recognition of innovation

Trucking features highly in TLISC honours
De Bruyn’s Transport took the Chairman’s Award for innovation in quality training outcomes


Veolia Environmental Services and De Bruyn’s Transport are one of the winners at the recent inaugural Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Awards (TLISC).

Adelaide-based Veolia took home the Innovation and Excellence in Workforce Development Award for developing its workforce.

The company introduced a training and skills program to increase productivity in waste collection operation and improve safety relating vehicle incidents.

Its Senior Advisor Tim Hornhardt says the award reinforces the company’s dedication to improving the image of road transport.

"We are extremely pleased to be recognised by TLISC, it confirms to us that we are on the right track as a business," Hornhardt says.

"Not just contributing to our own employees in the right way but to further the industry goals of a higher skilled workforce and promoting the industry as an excellent career path.

"It also gives us the confidence to pursue further development programs for our employees, both our drivers and logistics staff."

De Bruyn’s Transport, from Launceston, was given the Chairman’s Award for innovation in quality training outcomes.

Its Risk and Compliance Manager Ferdie Kroon says the company’s staff has a clear understanding of what it wants to achieve.

"They’re seeing themselves as skilled employees in a company that is growing and trying to change with them," Kroon says.

TLISC CEO Robert Adams says the judges were spoilt for choice due to the diversity of the sector.

"We have many arms of road transport represented and all of them are helping to change the image of the sector," Adams says.

"From local freight businesses to tour coach drivers and waste management services, a measure of success is seeing the positive changes made through developing the workforce and ensuring it’s an attractive and safe place to work."

The TLISC has introduced a new award category, Trainee of the Year, which was given to Queensland’s South East Tours Head Coach John Duffy.

With over 16 years’ experience, he was recognised for his skills and mentoring of young drivers.

Highly Commended certificates were also given to Kings Transport and Logistics, Origin Energy and Wakefield Transport Group.

The awards recognise organisations across the spectrum of transport and logistics Industry sectors for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions in training and workforce development.

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