Steve Lotter took up the dual role of Chairman and CEO at Hino at the beginning of February and is the first local to be appointed to such a position in Hino’s global network. On the eve of moving into the top job, Steve commented on a range of hot industry subjects – exclusively for Prime Mover.
Mathew Munro commenced in the position of Executive Director of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) in mid-May. Prime Mover spoke to him after the first 6 months in the new role.
The new NatRoad Youth Forum has the potential to make a strong impact on the future for young people in the commercial road transport community, formulating an action plan to promote career paths across all segments of the industry.
P&N Logistics was established as a ‘one-truck refrigeration specialist’ by Peter and Natalie Cheney in 2006 and has since grown to include a fleet of 12 prime movers with another two currently being commissioned. Prime Mover has looked behind the scenes of the up and coming business.
Rob Kuitert quite readily describes himself as a ‘Clayton’s Truckie’ – meaning that he wasn’t born into the industry as so many are, or that he grew up sitting on his Dad’s knee at the wheel of a B-model Mack. But the industry got him anyway, as Prime Mover reports.
Geoff Crouch, Managing Director of Ron Crouch Transport based in Wagga Wagga, is a man committed to road transport – but the expertise and vision he exudes was almost lost to the industry.
The name Jim Hurley is one of the best known in Australian trucking. Even though he stood down from his role as joint Managing Director of the Brown & Hurley Group in August, he will remain an active voice in the industry.
Trucking Industry Woman of the Year for 2012, Roz Shaw CEO of fuel haulier Hawkins Road Transport, has had a lifetime in trucking and continues with her love of the industry.
The Volvo Group recently announced the appointment of Joachim Rosenberg to the role Executive Vice President following a restructure of its global business operations.
Chris Melham has taken up the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NatRoad and if enthusiasm is anything to go by, he has plenty of it to drive the association forward.
This year, the Accident Assist Program at National Transport Insurance (NTI) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Accident Assist Manager, Rob Wass, is part of the team credited with developing this customer service initiative.
A visit to Australia by Scania Vice President – Trucks, Henrik Henriksson, heralds a new approach by the Swedish company in addressing customer benefits to meet challenging economic times.