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Vale Trevor Martyn

Former Victorian Transport Association (VTA) President and FBT Transwest Managing Director, Trevor Martyn, has passed away.

Martyn had an outstanding career in the Australian transport industry where he made a number of selfless contributions for more than 50 years.

Initially, Martyn was the Managing Director of FBT Transwest for 38 years from 1969 to 2007. He was the lead negotiator in the takeover of Transwest Bulk Haulage to become FBT Transwest.

During that period, he also held positions on various association representative bodies.

Martyn was Chairman of the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) which achieved many industry safety initiatives in road and workplace safety, and his company was also an integral part of the Victorian Waste Management Association.

From 1998 to 2005, Martyn served on the VTA Executive Council which included his position as President from 2002.

During his term as President, Martyn oversaw the VTA develop many unique activities such as the Young Executive Program, the Freight Congress and Awards night and the Victoria President’s Dinner which is now into its 22nd year.

VTA CEO, Peter Anderson, said Martyn was widely regarded as a true leader in all parts of the transport industry due to his commitment, time and effort.

“The Victorian Transport Association acknowledges a great leader, a fine gentleman and a doyen of our industry,” he said.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Judy, daughters Miranda and Sally and all of the Martyn family.”

In 2018, Martyn was presented with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division of the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.

At the time, Anderson said he couldn’t think of “anyone worthier and more deserving” of the Medal than Martyn.

Away from the industry, Martyn was active in numerous organisations and charities.

He was a member of Rotary International for 35 years and a past President of three Rotary Clubs, and he was also the Chairman of the Mayflower Brighton Aged Care Homes.

In addition, Martyn was passionate about the issue of mental health. He supported The Haven Foundation which raises funds and provides permanent, affordable and integrated housing for people with mental illness.

At NBTA Bulk Tanker Day this week, FBT Transwest Managing Director, Cameron Dunn, took the time during his speech to commend Martyn for his contributions.

“I just wanted to give my condolences to the family of Trevor Martyn,” he said.

“Trevor was certainly an icon of our industry. He was the Managing Director of FBT Transwest, the Chair of the NBTA, President of the VTA and President of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).

“He will be sorely missed, but he will always be remembered.”

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