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Daimler Truck Future Leaders' Forum


About the forum

The 2024 Daimler Truck Future Leaders’ Forum (FLF) is a career-defining opportunity to develop your potential as a future leader of the trucking industry and the ATA’s network of member associations.

The 2024 program will consist of:

  • Two days of intensive workshops in Canberra on 7 and 8 March 2024.
  • Development of a team industry advocacy projects on a real issue to support the industry’s future
  • Participation in Trucking Australia 2023 from 17-19 April 2024

Participants will:

  • Learn how government policy is developed and how businesses and industry associations can have an influence in an effective and ethical way
  • Learn how to handle media interviews
  • Develop a team advocacy project in collaboration with peers, past FLF leaders with facilitation and mentoring. Participants will present the results at Trucking Australia 2024 in Canberra, 2024.
  • Develop a strong professional network with like-minded industry leaders and join the Future Leaders Alumni network.



Nominations for the 2024 program have now CLOSED!

If you’d like to apply for 2025, please visit this web page for application details in January 2025 or email


Congratulations to successful “2024 Daimler Truck Future Leaders Forum” participants: 

  1. Ann Ferry, GDP Transport Pty Ltd

  2. Rhys Warren, Grace Removals Australia

  3. Gabriel Aguilar, SEQH (South East Queensland Hauliers)

  4. James Chapman, Directhaul

  5. Joseph Beardsley, K&S Corporation

  6. Justin Khan, Qube Logistics

  7. Krista Bilato, G&S Transport WA

  8. Lillian Walters, Mainfreight

  9. Nathan Smith, Winston Express

  10. Patrick Stevenson, Daimler Truck

  11. Kaiden Brazendale, SeaRoad Logistics

  12. Cody Munster, Centurion



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