NHH congratulates 2016 Trucking Awards Finalists

National Trucking Awards

National Heavy Haulage congratulates the finalists for the 2016 National Trucking Industry Awards. The Australian Trucking Association has been hosting the annual awards since 1994, which acknowledge Australia’s most dedicated trucking professionals and businesses.

This year’s categories include: Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry, National Professional Driver of the Year, Trucking Industry Woman of the Year, TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award and the National Training Excellence Award.

National Training Excellence Award

With the spotlight on consistent driver training to improve safety in the heavy haulage sector, this year’s National Training Excellence category distinguishes programs and businesses that prioritise driver training.

Australian Trucking Association chief executive officer Christopher Melham said the training excellence award was recognising forward thinking industry stakeholders.

“Training is one of the most essential pillars of industry safety. But it’s a quiet achiever – incidents that never happened don’t make media headlines,” Melham said.

“Businesses that focus on training look beyond today’s profits to invest in tomorrow. This dedication to safety and our industry’s future deserves recognition.

“With the freight task continuing to increase, we have chosen to recognise driver training as the focus of this year’s award. Even as truck technology continues to improve, the professional driver is still the greatest safety feature.”


Finalists were nominated from a variety of transport companies throughout Australia. In a male dominated industry, this year’s awards involved several nominated female finalists under two categories including: National Professional Driver of the Year. The winners from each category will be announced on 25 June 2016 as part of Trucking Australia 2016. In addition to industry recognition, winners also receive international trips and cash prizes.

National Heavy Haulage

National Heavy Haulage recognises the importance of safety in its operations and the industry as a whole. That’s why we have an unblemished safety record and continually seek to retain and develop the best drivers and personnel in the industry. I

f you are looking for a career with a company that values its people and provides ongoing opportunity for training and development, look no further than National Heavy Haulage: 1300 79 22 49

We provide our clients with quality heavy transport solutions, day-in and day-out.

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