VTA Australian Freight Industry Awards entries open


Winners to be announced at a special event in Melbourne on September 2

VTA Australian Freight Industry Awards entries open
Anderson says waste and recycling industry operators must showcase the work the sector is doing.

 

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is inviting nominations for this year’s Australian Freight Industry Awards.

The awards aim to recognise excellence in the transport sector and raise standards and public perception of the Australian freight industry.

Nominations are open until August 14 and the winners will be announced at a special event at Crown Melbourne on September 2.

This year’s award categories include:

Investment in People Award

This award recognises innovative programs or initiatives that focus on recruitment, training and up skilling people.
The judges will look for examples of ‘whole of company’ approaches to training, innovative training or recruitment programs, innovative HR practices, career pathway strategies, or succession planning.

Best Practice Safety Award

This award recognises the most innovative and practical safety solution on road or in the workplace across the transport and logistics industry.
The judges will look for cost effective solutions involving staff and customers. Solutions that demonstrate excellence in safety compliance and accreditation will be highly regarded.

Application of Technology Award (Shaun Owen Memorial)

This award recognises the individual, group or organisation that has applied innovative technology systems to their business to enhance productivity or solve a problem resulting in a positive outcome.
The judges will be interested in initiatives from warehousing, supply chain, environment, communication, safety, compliance or other related operations.
The judges will look for ways the business, customers or industry has or have benefited from the implementation of the technology.

Waste and Recycling Award

This Award will recognise the implementation of a policy or program and / or a technology innovation that improves sustainability.
The judges will look for specific instances where a company can demonstrate: a reduction in total waste, an increase in resource recovery, a staff training program implemented in their customer’s business to reduce, recycle, recover and the rollout of infrastructure to achieve sustainable outcomes.
This can be part of an overall package that reduces waste and / or energy.

Young Achiever of the Year Award

The judges will look for nominations from the transport and logistics industry identifying young up- and-coming people.
Nominations are encouraged from all sectors of the industry and from any level within an organisation. Qualifications are not a prerequisite for any nominee.
The judges will be interested in hearing about the work ethics, attitude, initiative and future potential of nominees, as well as key achievements of the nominee to date.

Personality of the Year Award

This award recognises the person or persons who have made the most outstanding contribution to the Australian transport and logistics industry over an extended period of time.
The judges will look for specific business initiatives, commitment to staff, contribution to the transport and logistics industry, profile in the community and overall leadership qualities.
Referees and supporting material will form an important part in judging this award.

Last year’s Waste & Recycling Award recipient Toxfree Australia is encouraging waste and recycling transport operators to submit their entries to this year’s award.

VTA CEO Peter Anderson says waste and recycling industry operators must showcase the work the sector is doing to ensure recycling is safe and sustainable for the long-term.

"The waste and recycling industry is under the spotlight, especially in Victoria where a government taskforce is looking at systems and procedures in place at key recycling sites after a recent fire," Anderson says.

"There is no doubt the industry is doing it tough because of less demand for recycled goods, but we know operators are making prudent investments to improve safety and sustainability within their workplaces.

"These achievements deserve to be celebrated so I encourage waste and recycling transport operators to get involved and submit an entry for these important awards.

"We know you do great things, and the communities you service need to know about it too."

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