CILTA races towards signature awards event

Finalists listed and TruckSafe, for one, relishes the early recognition


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) annual Awards for Excellence is looming, with finalists already announced and even making that shortlist viewed as an accomplishment.

 "We have some excellent submissions and Nominations this year across the seven industry categories" national manager Karyn Welsh says.

"The calibre of nominations is outstanding and our judges have had a tough time in making their decisions"

The awards celebrate the accomplishments of organisations and individuals who are setting global benchmarks for best practice in their fields of endeavour and are leaders in our profession.

Winners will be announced this Saturday at CILTA’s Awards Event at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Moonee Ponds Victoria in association with the local race day event.

In its nomination to CILT for the Excellence in Professional Development Award, National Transport Insurance (NTI) endorsed TruckSafe’s nomination stating the TruckSafe program provides for an "operational and management infrastructure that creates an environment for operators and staff to be better than the rest". 

"To be a finalist for this award recognises the members of the TruckSafe accreditation program and their commitment during the last 20 years for choosing to underpin safety and professional development in their business operations," TruckSafe chairman Stephen Marley says.

"These businesses have come a long way." 

He was backed by Paul Fellows of Fellows Bulk Transport and a member of the TruckSafe accreditation program.

"We pride ourselves on our safety, well maintained equipment, professional staff, and our professional business systems. TruckSafe has and continues to be an integral part of our success," Fellows says.

TruckSafe will release a new suite of module updates on January 1. 

Welsh underlines that the awards decision-making process has never been more difficult.

"Each year it gets harder and harder to judge these awards – with all submissions demonstrating excellent and innovative projects out there in the industry!" she says. 

"This is great for the industry as it demonstrates heightened best practice and pushing the bar for excellence.

"I would like to congratulate you all; every submission is deserving of an award as it contributes to the improvement to the industry as a whole."


The 2016 finalists are:

Young Professional of the Year

Thomas Fulham – Regional HSEQ Systems Coordinator, John Holland Group

Sally Anne Young – Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Department of Defence

Phil Bourke –  General Manager People and Culture,

Kyystian Ostrowski – Operations Support Officer, Montague Group

Jenna Hood – Senior Project Scheduler, Queensland Rail

Gary Arabian – Transport for NSW – Asset Standards Authority

Excellence in Moving Freight


Muscat Trailers

Excellence in Moving People


Excellence in Safety


NFA Technology Pixie

Urban Global CoR

Queensland Rail

Excellence in Professional Development


Supply Chain Leaders Academy

Latus Pty Ltd

Royal Australian Navy – Training Authority – Maritime Logistics and Health

Urban Global CoR

Excellence in Government Innovation


Royal Australian Navy – Training Authority – Maritime Logistics and Health

Excellence in Transport Policy, Planning and Implementation

NHVR – Access CONNECT Program

The Redeployment Fusion Cell  (RFC) – Department of Defence

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