Two truckies win OAMs for service to road transport
THE Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has congratulated Nola Bransgrove and Graeme Dyer, who were awarded Medals of the Order of Australia for services to road transport in the 2012 Australia Day Honours List.
ATA chief executive Stuart St Clair said Nola Bransgrove and her husband, Norm, ran a prominent trucking business in Traralgon, Victoria, called Branstrans.
"Nola has made an enormous contribution to the trucking industry.
"She won the National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year Award in 1997, after serving on the boards of two trucking industry associations," Mr St Clair said.
"She looked after the superannuation of trucking industry employees as a director of the Transport Industry Superannuation Fund from 1996 to 2009, and has been steadfast in promoting the role of women in the industry.
"Nola was the chair of Transport Women Australia from 2001 to 2004. In 2009, she was appointed as the inaugural chair of the Victorian Government's Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group.
"Meanwhile, her company, Branstrans, is accredited under the ATA's TruckSafe program, which puts it amongst the safest and best-managed trucking businesses in the country," he said.
Mr St Clair said Graeme Dyer had been the managing director of Dyers Gippsland Transport since the 1950s.
"As well as running Dyers Transport, Graeme has made a valuable contribution to the Gippsland community and road safety education," Mr St Clair said.
"He was a Sale city councillor from 1991 to 1994, and has been an active member of the Sale Rotary Club since 1972.
"Graeme sponsored the ATA's Safety Education Trailer when it visited Gippsland to provide young people with tips about how to share the road safely with trucks.
"The Safety Education Trailer is now retired, but the ATA continues to promote road safety with an even better travelling exhibition, the Road Ahead. The Road Ahead has been visited by more than 65,000 people since its launch in 2008; the ATA's trained presenters have delivered 1470 presentations at 180 schools," he said.
Her company, Branstrans, is ... amongst the safest and best-managed trucking businesses in the country.