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Nominations open for Australian Freight Industry Awards 2024

Transport industry stalwart Kevin Halpin (centre) was the recipient of the 2023 Personality of the Year Award | Image: VTA

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has announced nominations are now open for the 34th Australian Freight Industry Awards, sponsored by TWUSUPER and Viva Energy Australia.

The announcement made by VTA CEO Peter Anderson, highlights the addition of a new award category, the Waste & Recycling Business of the Year, reflecting the industry’s expanding focus on sustainability.

“We’ve added a new Waste & Recycling Business of the Year award in consideration of the significant growth in the circular economy range, taking the total number of awards to eight,” says Peter.

The award categories open for nominations include:

Women’s Leadership Award – sponsored by Viva Energy Australia
Investment in People Award – sponsored by Logical Staffing Solutions
Best Practice Safety Award – sponsored by Gallaghers
Application of Technology Award – sponsored by Transport Certification Australia
Green Star Award – Promoting Sustainability in the Workplace – sponsored by National Transport Insurance
Emerging Leader Award – sponsored by Daimler Truck & Bus
Waste & Recycling Business of the Year Award

In addition to these categories, the VTA acknowledged CMV Truck & Bus for their sponsorship of the Personality of the Year Award.

“The Australian Freight Industry Awards continue to be among the transport industry’s most coveted accolades, as evidenced by the number of entries being surpassed each year,” adds Peter.

“This is a terrific acknowledgement of ongoing innovation, improvement, and best practice that occurs right throughout the transport industry, and I have no doubt the quality and calibre of nominations for our 34th presentation of the awards will be outstanding.”

Nomination criteria are detailed on the awards’ official website, and submissions are encouraged from all sectors of the freight, logistics, and transport industry. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 12, and they can be submitted online through the same website.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Palladium at Crown Melbourne on September 07, 2024.

“The AFIA gala presentation seems to get bigger and brighter every year and 2024 will certainly be no exception,” says Peter.

“The AFIAs are all about the men and women of the transport industry and the phenomenal work they do to keep Australia moving. I look forward to celebrating their achievements.”

For those interested in attending, ticketing information and table reservations can be found here. Further updates about the event will be shared in the coming weeks leading up to the ceremony.

To learn more about the Victorian Transport Assocation, click here.

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