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Entries open for the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is now accepting entries for the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards.

Now in its 28th year, the Australian Freight Industry Awards, hosted by the VTA and proudly supported by TWUSuper and Viva Energy, will be held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino’s Palladium Ball Room on Saturday, 2 September.

According to the VTA, the event pays tribute and rewards excellence by freight and logistics organisations and their people.

Award categories include ‘Investment In People’, ‘Best Practice Safety’, ‘Application of Technology’, ‘Young Achiever Of The Year’, ‘Personality Of The Year’ and the new 'Waste & Recycling Award’, which was introduced at the 2016 awards.

VTA Chief Executive Officer, Peter Anderson, said the awards the AFIAs have grown to become one of the most coveted accolades in the Australian freight industry, and are intended to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of participants in the transport sector.

The VTA is welcoming entries to the awards and registrations to attend the Gala Dinner from members and non-members.

“I hope you can show your support for our industry by submitting an entry and attending what is shaping up as another fantastic Australian Freight Industry Awards presentation," Anderson said.

The event has been termed "Black tie with a hint of motown" in recognition of the night's entertainment, which will include This Is Motown, Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors, The Matt Hetherington Band and The Voice Australia 2015 contestant, Sarah Valentine.

Submissions are open until 14 August. To enter the Australian Freight Industry Awards or purchase tickets to the event, head to the VTA website or contact the VTA on (03) 9646 8590.

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