Former FBT Transport boss passes

Trevor Martyn, a principal figure in the road freight and logistics industries, has passed.

The Victorian Transport Association offered a tribute yesterday to its former President who was also Managing Director at FBT Transport.

It was Martyn who helped establish FBT Transport as a leading freight and logistics company in the chemical and fuels sector having been the lead negotiator in the takeover of Transwest Bulk Haulage which would eventually become, as it is more commonly known these days, FBT Transwest.

During Martyn’s term as Managing Director of FBT Transwest it was soon regarded as the leading and safest company in the carrying of dangerous goods.

According to Peter Anderson, VTA CEO, the company was regularly consulted by authorities about best practice industry actions and as the leaders in carrying dangerous products by their industry peers.

“During Trevor’s term as Managing Director he was on various Association representative bodies,” recalled Anderson in a statement.

“He was Chairman of the Bulk Tanker Association which achieved many industry safety initiatives in road and workplace safety.

“His company was also an integral part of the Victorian Waste Management Association.”

Martyn was President of the Victorian Transport Association for six years.

In his time as President the Association developed many unique activities such as a Young Executive Program, a major Freight Congress and Awards night, which attracted up to 3000 people at one dinner event and is still running today.

In 2003 Martyn launched the Victorian Presidents dinner, now into its 22nd year.

Trevor Martyn. Image: Victorian Transport Association.

“Part of the President’s role was involvement in industrial relations issues, with the VTA the leading Association in this field,” said Anderson.

“Many award and enterprise agreements were established with the Transport Workers’ Union and the Association, with Trevor’s leadership and foresight.”

He was on the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation council during a particularly turbulent period.

Following his time with the VTA Martyne became Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association for two years.

“The industry regarded Trevor Martyn as a true leader in all parts of the transport industry and he was widely regarded due to his commitment, time and effort,” said Anderson.

“We also acknowledge his other involvement interests such as in the driver training area, as the chairman of the Mayflower Brighton Aged Care Homes and a further commitment to Brighton Rotary over many years.

“The Victorian Transport Association acknowledges a great leader, a fine gentleman, and a Doyen of our industry. Our thoughts and condolences are with Judy, daughters Miranda and Sally and all the Martyn family.”

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