Time is running out – this is your last chance to nominate a Rural Transport Rising Star, thanks to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association and bp.
The 2024 Rural Transport Rising Star nominations close at 11.59pm AEST on Friday, 2 February 2024. The award is set to be presented at the LRTAQ/ALRTA Combined Conference in Toowoomba on March 21, 2024, shining a spotlight on young people in the rural transport industry.
In order to nominate, the conditions are:
Entrants to be under 35 years
Will be working in a rural area or involved in rural transport
They do not need to be a member of an industry association, but need to be nominated by an industry association member.
You can nominate a rising star of the industry for the Rural Transport Rising Star by clicking here:
Last year’s winner, Amy Throckmorton, works as an Operations Manager for TGR Transport in Geelong, running a fleet of company trucks and managing subcontractors.
She says the award is highlighting important issues in the rural transport industry.
“I like the fact that the Rural Transport Rising Star award is going to highlight the fact that we’re an industry that needs new people coming through in lots of different areas ,” said Amy.
“We only highlight truck drivers and you don’t see all the behind the scenes people that may handle things like scheduling. You don’t see the three am ridiculous phone calls, or any of that.
“My partner’s a diesel mechanic and even in that area now you don’t see any young guys coming through to work in that industry. People aren’t coming through as mechanics. It’s scary.”