The appointment of the new president of the Queensland Trucking Association has been welcomed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
Experienced transport operator and General Manager of All Purpose Transport, Paul Kahlert was promoted by the industry association at its annual general meeting held last week.
He replaces the outgoing Julie Russell who was elected president in 2017.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said Kahlert’s appointment would continue the strong leadership that the QTA board provided heavy vehicle operators.
“Paul has represented QTA as Vice President and will continue to lead a board that is a passionate advocate for heavy vehicle operators across Queensland,” Petroccitto said in a statement.
“I look forward to working with Paul and the QTA on a number of important reforms, policy challenges and research projects in the coming years,” he said.
“I would also like to thank outgoing president Julie Russell for her work and contribution to the Queensland heavy vehicle industry in that time.
“Julie will continue to have an important role to play in heavy vehicle safety and productivity as a member of the NHVR board.”
(Image: QTA President Paul Kahlert).