Nominations open for Australian Freight Industry Awards

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has announced nominations are now open for the 34th Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) to be presented in Melbourne on September 7.

A Waste & Recycling Business of the Year award has been added to the line-up this year, in consideration of the significant growth in the circular economy range, taking the total number of categories to eight.

Nominations are now open for the following prizes:

•       Women’s Leadership Award – sponsored by Viva Energy Australia

•       Investment in People Award – sponsored by Logical Staffing Solutions

•       Best Practice Safety Award – sponsored by Gallaghers

•       Application of Technology Award – sponsored by Transport Certification Australia

•       Green Star Award – Promoting Sustainability in the Workplace – sponsored by National Transport Insurance

•       Emerging Leader Award – sponsored by Daimler Truck & Bus

•       Waste & Recycling Business of the Year Award

The VTA also acknowledged CMV Truck & Bus for their generous sponsorship of the Personality of the Year Award.

“The Australian Freight Industry Awards continue to be among the transport industry’s most coveted accolades, as evidenced by the number of entries being surpassed each year,” said VTA CEO Peter Anderson.

“This is a terrific acknowledgement of ongoing innovation, improvement, and best practice that occurs right throughout the transport industry, and I have no doubt the quality and calibre of nominations for our 34th presentation of the awards will be outstanding.”

To view the awards criteria, and to make a nomination, visit Nominations close on Monday, August 12.

The gala night presentation returns to the Palladium at Crown Melbourne for a glitz and glamour production full of great food and drink, musical acts and other entertainment, along with a few surprises, said the VTA.

“The AFIA gala presentation seems to get bigger and brighter every year and 2024 will certainly be no exception,” Anderson said.

“The AFIAs are all about the men and women of the transport industry and the phenomenal work they do to keep Australia moving. I look forward to celebrating their achievements.”

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