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Supporting development opportunities for people in the T&L Industry in Queensland

In partnership with Daimler Trucks and Bus Australia, the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd are proud to offer a Scholarship Program to emerging leaders in our trucking industry.

The Queensland Trucking Association Ltd (QTA) is the peak industry association for road freight operators in Queensland, with members from all sectors of the industry across Queensland.   Founded in 1907 as the Master Carriers Association of Queensland, we are recognised by the Queensland Government as the pre-eminent State Road Freight Transport Industry Association.  The QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program will identify potential leadership talent and provide opportunities to cultivate leadership capability within the industry.  The recipients of this program will be a part of the next generation of industry leaders and contribute to the future prosperity of industry.
    Daimler Truck and Bus Australia offers products from Europe, Japan and the United States with Mercedes-Benz trucks and buses, Freightliner trucks and Fuso trucks and buses, as well as Alliance Truck Parts.  Daimler Truck and Bus products are supported by a professional dealership.

    Daimler Truck and Bus Australia President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead says the company is thrilled to back the scholarship program.  "Daimler Truck and Bus is passionate about making the transport industry a destination industry for the best and the brightest young Australians," Mr Whitehead says.

    "The Australian transport industry can provide wonderful and fulfilling career opportunities for young people and Daimler Truck and Bus is proud to support the Queensland Trucking Association and its exciting scholarship program that aims to further develop emerging talent," he says.

    About the Program

    The program is about identifying emerging leaders in the industry, developing their capability to contribute to the productivity, efficiency and safety of their employer/business to lead them into the future.  For our industry to continue to prosper, we need to develop our emerging leaders - we want to identify those who see themselves as being involved in the future of their employer's businesses and contribute to the long term future of the industry.  

    If you see yourself doing this, or have someone in your business with potential, we want you to apply.  The scholarships will offer a unique opportunity to further experience the industry and establish connections with people who can advance your leadership aspirations.

    The QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program will offer four*(4) scholarships to support leadership development opportunities for people in the transport and logistics industry anywhere in Queensland.  Applicants, must be aged 21+ have a passion for the industry, and a drive to lead the future success of their employer/business and keen to be involved in the future of the industry.

    * One scholarship will be offered to an employee of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia

    Scholarship Eligibility

      • Applicants need to be aged 21+, AND be employed by a QTA* Member or an Association affiliated with the QTA.
      • Possess a commitment to their employer to contribute to one or more aspects of the business - leadership, productivity, efficiency and safety.
      • Have a passion for the industry and a desire to contribute to the future of the industry
      • Applicants need to live in Queensland*.  At least one scholarship will be offered to an applicant from regional Queensland.
      • Applications need to be endorsed with a Letter of Support by the applicant’s employer.
    * with the expection of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia applicants

    Scholarship Inclusions

    The scholarship inclusions will be tailored for each recipient, including but not limited to:

    • Financial support of $1,000 towards reasonable costs of engaging in opportunities and experiences to broaden recipient's future leadership aspirations.
    • One-on-One Coaching sessions with specialist consultant which will include a Growth and Opportunities Analysis, Leadership and Management Analysis, SWOT analysis, Mentor program and identification of area of development.
    • Opportunity to connect to an industry mentor to offer opportunities for personal and business leader development through advice, support and guidance.
    • Opportunities to meet with industry stakeholders to broaden your networks and industry knowledge.
    • Education on industry advocacy and policy development.
    • Resources and training to improve personal branding and social media profiling resources.

    Each Scholarship holder will be offered:

    • Complimentary attendance for scholarship holder plus guest at the Annual QTA Ltd Annual Dinner and Awards Night
    • Two (2) nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday) to attend the Annual QTA Annual Dinner and Awards Night.
    • Invitation to attend Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Emerging Leaders Function
    • Nomination in the QTA Industry Award category, the QTA/Daimler Future Leaders Award including complimentary ticket to the Awards dinner will be provided (date to be advised).

    Scholarship Application Process


    For more information

    For more information, or to discuss your application, please contact Lisa Fraser, QTA's Membership Service Manager on
    mobile 0405 152 952 or E:


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