Nominations open for Transport Wall of Fame
If you know someone who deserves to be recognised on the Deniliquin & District Transport Industry Wall of Fame, nominate them today.
Deniliquin’s Alan and Kath Murphy and David ‘Sherby’ Grimison were the inaugural inductees in 2016.
Their names have been added to a special memorial wall, which was custom built and stands in the Davidson St, Deniliquin rest stop.
Nominations for the 2017 inductee opened after the September 2016 presentation.
The Wall of Fame is an initiative of the Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo committee.
Nominees can be from Deniliquin, Finley, Berrigan, Barooga, Barham, Tocumwal, Hay, Mathoura, Moama, Moulamein, Barham, Conargo, Jerilderie and all areas in between.
The Wall of Fame will recognise anyone who has made a difference, contribution or had an impact on the local trucking industry, and posthumous nominations are welcome. All nominations that meet the criteria will be determined by an independent judging panel.
Nominations are to be submitted online, at www.denitruckshow.com.au/wall-of-fame.
The 2017 inductee will be announced at a gala dinner held at the Deniliquin RSL Club on Friday, September 8.
The keynote speaker at the 2017 dinner will be Oxford Cold Storage transport manager Jacqelene Brotherton.
Ms Brotherton’s entry into the transport industry was through the family business in Bourke, NSW in the 1970s.
By the end of the 1970s she had moved on to a position as business manager of Bruce Dickinson Transport Pty Ltd.
She has held several positions in varied aspects of the industry in the years since, including depot manager, fleet manager, assistant operations manager, livestock operations manager and linehaul manager.
Before joining the Melbourne-based Oxford in 2007, Ms Brotherton owned her own tow haulier and transport consultant company, from 1998 to 2006.
She is a member of 14 different committees and associations, most relating to the transport industry, and is a life member of the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association of NSW, chair of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association’s transport subcommittee and was on the board of Transport Women Australia Ltd from 2008 to 2012, including being chair from 2009 to 2011.
Ms Brotherton is also associated with several committees based in the United States of America, including Women in Trucking.
Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo committee member Fiona Petersen said she was able to reach out to Ms Brotherton through her employees, Edward River Haulage in Deniliquin.
‘‘As a woman in the transport industry, and given her experience in the industry and as a guest speaker, I thought she would make an interesting speaker. We’re very happy to have her for the event,’’ Mrs Petersen said.
‘‘There are more women involved in the industry than people believe, and they’re not all behind the wheel.’’
The second guest speaker on the night will be Deniliquin Police Command Highway Patrol Sergeant Steven Bloomfield.
He will be invited to speak on police matters, as well as his background as a cartoonist for Trucking Life magazine.