Luke Cannon has taken out the Young Person in Transport Award 2022 at the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) conference on the Sunshine Coast.
The former truckie who now works as a fleet operations-saleyards logistics officer at Fraser Livestock Transport was one of five very impressive finalists – each of whom is a credit to their business and our industry, said the LRTAQ on a Facebook post.
“Congratulations to each of these young men on their well deserved recognition for their dedication to rural transport.”
The five finalists were:
“It was wonderful to celebrate their achievements last night at the Bull Carter’s Ball.
“Thank you to our sponsor Meritor for supporting this initiative once again.
“The award was developed to recognise and acknowledge the contribution younger transport workers are making to the sustainability of our industry.
“Member businesses were encouraged to recognise excellence in their workplace and nominate outstanding individuals aged 35 years or younger.”
Cannon commenced employment with Frasers in 2014 in the welding/maintenance section of the Warwick workshop.
His personal character and integrity were immediately evident from the way in which he conducted himself, carrying out duties to direction as well as displaying early ability to self-start.
Cannon graduated from the workshop to progress into driving, firstly, single trailer articulated vehicles, then B-doubles, B-triples and road trains.
When Vaughan Johnson pulled into the IOR Diesel fuel stop at Barcaldine and came across a Frasers’ road train that Cannon was refuelling, Johnson said he was blown away by his dedication and professionalism.
Experience gained on-the-road gave him valuable insight to overall operations and held him in good stead when he moved to an operations role for Frasers in 2021.
“Luke is a true industry all-rounder and displays a willingness to go above and beyond each and every day and to be a part of the industry he loves.”