The Rural Transport Rising Star Award

In 2022, ALRTA in collaboration with National Partner bp and Media Partner PowerTorque, announced the launch of the Rural Transport Rising Star Award, an initiative to celebrate, encourage and reward young people building the rural transport industry of the future.

Luke Cannon was announced the 2024 award winner at the LRTAQ/ALRTA Combined National Conference.

ALRTA Vice President Athol Carter, 2024 Award Finalist Padraig Carey, LRTAQ President Gerard Johnson, 2024 Award Winner Luke Cannon, ALRTA Executive Director Rachel Smith, bp Customer & Offer Development Advisor Cedric Boissezon, and PowerTorque editor Tim Giles.

The inaugural award was presented to the 2023 winner Amy Throckmorton at the LRTAWA/ALRTA Combined National Conference,

ALRTA President Scott McDonald, 2023 Award Finalist Damian Swalling, 2023 Award Winner Amy Throckmorton, bp Regional Sales Manager Kathy Young, and PowerTorque editor Tim Giles.

Travel to each National Conference for two award finalists including flights, transfers and accommodation was courtesy of bp up to $2,500, with a prize of $5,000 towards professional development awarded to the winner.

ALRTA Honorary Life Membership

ALRTA Honorary Life Membership is awarded to long-term rural transport industry contributors who have distinguished themselves among their peers.

2024 Life Member Graeme Hoare, Garth Hamilton MP, ALRTA Executive Director Rachel Smith

McIver Award

The McIver Award recognises those who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in making an outstanding contribution to our industry in recent times.

2024 McIver Award Recipients Ian Wild, Fiona Wild, ALRTA Executive Director Rachel Smith and Garth Hamilton MP

The McIver Award was established in 2015, when celebrating ALRTA operating for 30 years.

McIver Award Recipents

  • 2018 Owen Driscoll
    • Owen Driscoll established NTI’s Roadteam network and founded the National Truck Accident Research Centre in 2002.
  • 2015 John Beer
    • John Beer’s personal passion to make our industry safer led to the launch of the National Ramp Guidelines.
  • 2024 Ian and Fiona Wild
    • Fiona and Ian have been actively involved in our state and national associations, enthusiastically promoting improvements in driver safety and animal welfare, having owned and operated their livestock transport business for at least 40 years.