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Tributes flow for former VTA president Trevor Martyn

It is with much sadness that the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) acknowledges the passing of past president Trevor Martyn, OAM.

Trevor had an outstanding career in the freight and logistics industry. He was managing director of FBT Transport and established that business as a leading freight and logistics company in the chemical and fuels sector.

He was the lead negotiator in the takeover of Transwest Bulk Haulage to become FBT Transwest. This sector of the transport industry is a very safety and risk-oriented sector.

During Trevor’s term as managing director of FBT Transwest they were regarded as the leading and safest company in the carrying of dangerous goods.

They were consulted regularly by all the authorities about best practice industry actions and as the leaders in carrying dangerous products by their industry peers.

During Trevor’s term as managing director he was on various association representative bodies. He was chairman of the Bulk Tanker Association which achieved many industry safety initiatives in road and workplace safety. His company was also an integral part of the Victorian Waste Management Association.

Trevor was president of the Victorian Transport Association for six years, which is the leading association in freight and logistics in Australia.

In his time as president, the association developed many unique activities such as a Young Executive Program, a major Freight Congress and Awards night, which attracted up to 3000 people at one dinner event and is still running today.

In 2003 Trevor launched the Victorian presidents’ dinner, now into its 22nd year. Part of the president’s role was involvement in industrial relations issues, with the VTA the leading association in this field.

Many award and enterprise agreements were established with the Transport Workers’ Union and the association, with Trevor’s leadership and foresight. He was on the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation council for many years during many turbulent times.

After his years with the VTA Trevor became chairman of the Australian Trucking Association for two years.

The industry regarded Trevor Martyn as a true leader in all parts of the transport industry and he was widely regarded due to his commitment, time and effort.

We also acknowledge his other involvement interests such as in the driver training area, as the chairman of the Mayflower Brighton Aged Care Homes and a further commitment to Brighton Rotary over many years.

The Victorian Transport Association acknowledges a great leader, a fine gentleman, and a doyen of our industry.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Judy, daughters Miranda and Sally and all the Martyn family.

  • Peter Anderson is the VTA CEO.

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