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Young Person in Transport 2024 award winner announced

Prue Clarke from Gracemere Livestock Transport and GB&AR Willoughby Livestock in Queensland has been named the winner of the LRTAQ Young Person in Transport Award 2024.

The announcement was made at the Bull Carter’s Ball at The Goods Shed in Toowoomba, as part of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland/Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters’ Association Combined National Conference which ran from March 21-23.

Clarke was one of five finalists for the award, which recognises young people in livestock and rural transport who are contributing to the sustainability of the industry and display pride and professionalism in their career.

The other nominees included Jack Murray from Frasers Livestock Transport, Ryan Gallagher from Mort & Co Transport, Matt Kinsey from Martins Stock Haulage and Brett Hawkins from Hawkins Transport.

Clarke is the Administration/HR Manager for both Gracemere Livestock Transport and GB&AR Willoughby Livestock, handling all administrative duties from employee onboarding to NHVAS Maintenance Management and BFM.

A spokesperson for LRTAQ said she stood out as a young person who understands how the livestock transport industry is likely to develop. and her actions and ideas for the future align closely with the objectives of the award.

“Prue is not only a great asset to her company right now but she has plans and ideas to expand the business and deliver a more sustainable business for the future,” they said.

LRTAQ members, industry members, suppliers, service providers and government representatives were all invited to attend the LRTAQ/ALRTA conference, where they were given an opportunity to network, discuss the future of the transport industry and receive the latest updates.

During the conference, a new one-stop shop for livestock transport information was launched by Meat & Livestock Australia.

Developed in consultation with the livestock transport supply chain, the MLA Transport Hub helps to navigate rules, roles and responsibilities for livestock transport anywhere in Australia.

The hub can be accessed here.

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