Nominations are now open for this year’s Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s (HVIA) National Awards.
HVIA chief executive Todd Hacking said the awards showcase the abundant talent from the length and breadth of Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.
Hacking says the five categories include awards recognising individual initiative, growth and performance, and others that acknowledge a company’s collaboration and achievements across teams.
“The 2023 HVIA National Awards are a great opportunity to recognise those efforts and the amazing outputs and outcomes that they have produced,” Hacking said.
Highlights last year included the presentation of the National Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Wurth Australia, won by Hunter Tapping from Brown and Hurley.
Hacking also singled out the “impressive” Thomas Baggaley of CMV Truck & Bus who was presented with the Peter Langworthy Future Leader Award.
Amongst the company awards, Penske Australia took out the Community Leadership Award, for their Outback Futures program, while the Product Innovation Award, sponsored by NTI, was won by Knorr-Bremse for its iMass system.
The Safety Innovation Award was won by Scania Australia for its Securing the Future of Workshop Safety program.
“Having seen so such an abundance of innovation on display at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, I am sure we will see a similarly impressive array of people, products and programs held up for recognition this year,” Hacking added.
“The nomination process is not difficult, and more importantly, it is time very well invested.”
Award categories open include:
• Product Innovation
• Safety Innovation
• Community Leadership
• Apprentice of the Year
• Peter Langworthy Future Leader
The awards portal – hvia.awardsplatform.com – is set up to allow nominations to be started and completed over the course of the next few weeks, before nominations close Friday, August 25.