Moylan in running for ATA NSW gong

Industry veteran will vie with Mountain Industries general manager at awards night on December 7

November 28, 2012

Industry veteran Mike Moylan is in the running to be recognised for his efforts to improve the lot of trucking operators in New South Wales.

Moylan, who is the general manager at Johnston’s Transport, will vie with Mountain Industries General Manager Steve Phillips for the Contribution to the Industry gong to be presented at the 2012 NSW Trucking Industry Awards on December 7.

Run by the NSW branch of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA NSW), the awards acknowledge and promote the achievements of those in the NSW road freight sector.

Trans-Help Foundation CEO Dianne Carroll and Jill Lewis, who left the ATA NSW to run the NSW Taxi Council, have been nominated for the Transport Woman of the Year award.

Chappo’s Transport owner Clancy Chapman and Colleen Rawson from Mountain Industries will compete for the Young Achiever of the Year award.

"We are very fortunate to have such a high calibre people available to us in the NSW trucking industry. The finalists selected by the judging panel can be rightfully proud of their achievements," ATA NSW Manager Jodie Broadbent says.

The ATA NSW says Moylan is a long-time ambassador for the industry, with a particular focus on improving container transport efficiency, and has been involved in transport for more than 40 years.

It says Phillips has developed a reputation as a fair and focused professional in his more than 31 years in the game. The ATA NSW says Phillips actively contributes to the industry and the community, including taking heavy vehicles to schools to raise student awareness of road safety.

Carroll has been cited for establishing and running the Trans-Help Foundation, which provides emergency respite, a national support line and a mobile health and support unit for truck drivers and their families.

Lewis spent more than four years running the show at the ATA NSW. The group says Lewis served its members, established close links with the current NSW Government and the Roads and Maritime Services and played a role in organising free health checks for drivers during this year’s TruckWeek event.

Chapman started with one rigid truck 10 years ago and has now grown his business into one that employs six people and operates six prime movers around the country.

Chapman is aiming to hold a truck show in his local area of Wellington to show the community how it can work together with trucking to improve road safety.

Rawson began working at Mountain Industries in 1998 and now holds a number of roles in the company, ranging from administration support to in-house training for the accounts management system.

Rawson has also been appointed an authorised officer for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, allowing her to coordinate and personally authorise export approvals.

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