De Bruyn manager wins Craig Roseneder Award

De Bruyn Transport maintenance manager Damien Allison takes out top TMC gong

De Bruyn manager wins Craig Roseneder Award
ARTSA chairman Peter Hart (left) with Damien Allison (centre) and ATA chair Noelene Watson (right).


The Australian Trucking Association’s top workshop award has gone to Tasmanian entrant Damien Allison from De Bruyn Transport.

Allison has scored the Craig Roseneder Award for Technical and Maintenance Excellence in the Workshop.

He was honoured last night at the Castrol Vecton Awards dinner in Melbourne as part of the ATA/ARTSA 2015 Paccar and Dealer Technical and Maintenance Conference

The award "recognises exceptional skill and dedication in Australia’s professional workshop personnel, with particular focus on innovation, mentoring and industry involvement".

Allison is responsible for all maintenance to the diverse De Bruyn’s fleet which includes more than 100 trucks, 130 trailers, forklifts, light vehicles and a 500 tonne fish feed supply vessel.

"Damien has worked diligently to introduce standardisation and improved procedures within the fleet, and has implemented a number of safe work measures within the workshop to reduce incident and injury rates," Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association chairman Peter Hart says.

"He is a strong supporter of the apprenticeship program.

"Under his stewardship, 12 warehousing trainees and 14 workshop apprentices have completed their qualifications, with many also excelling in the National World Skills competition."

Allison says he is shocked to receive the gong, and honoured to join the company of the 17 previous Craig Roseneder winners.

"This is such a huge achievement," he says.

"We don’t do it for the accolades, we do it because we love what we do."

Allison wins a trip to the American Trucking Associations’ 2016 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, and $1,500 in spending money.

Check out the November issue of ATN for our feature on the 2015 TMC.

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