De Bruyn transport manager wins workshop award


De Bruyn transport maintenance manager Damien Allison named 2015 Craig Roseneder Award winner.

De Bruyn transport manager wins workshop award
Left to right: ARTSA chair Peter Hart, Damien Allison, ATA chair Noelene Watson.

 

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) top workshop award has gone to Tasmanian entrant Damien Allison from De Bruyn Transport.

Allison was honoured with the award during a dinner held as part of this year’s Technical and Maintenance Conference, which is run by the ATA and the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA).

The award "recognises exceptional skill and dedication in Australia’s professional workshop personnel, with particular focus on innovation, mentoring and industry involvement". 

Allison is responsible for all maintenance to the diverse De Bruyn’s fleet, which includes more than 100 trucks, 130 trailers, forklifts, light vehicles and a 500 tonne fish feed supply vessel. 


"Damien has worked diligently to introduce standardisation and improved procedures within the fleet and has implemented a number of safe work measures within the workshop to reduce incident and injury rates," ARTSA chairman Peter Hart says.



"He is a strong supporter of the apprenticeship program. Under his stewardship, 12 warehousing trainees and 14 workshop apprentices have completed their qualifications, with many also excelling in the National World Skills competition." 
 


Allison says he is shocked to receive the gong and honoured to join the company of the 17 previous Craig Roseneder Award winners. 
 


"This is such a huge achievement," he says.

"We don’t do it for the accolades, we do it because we love what we do."

Allison wins a trip to the American Trucking Associations’ 2016 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, and $1,500 in spending money.

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