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Woodward headlines CFMS

TORONTO, Ont. - A renowned speaker from Down Under will be one of the highlights of this year's Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar (CFMS), running from Apr. 29 to May 2 in Toronto.Australian Bob Woodw...


TORONTO, Ont. – A renowned speaker from Down Under will be one of the highlights of this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar (CFMS), running from Apr. 29 to May 2 in Toronto.

Australian Bob Woodward brings more than 25 years of transportation-and-engineering experience to the table, and is looking forward to sharing some insight into the ever-changing world of transportation.

Currently, Woodward operates his own company specializing in various areas of transportation, which gives him occasion to wear several hats in the Aussie industry.

Among his duties Woodward is the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) technical manager and technical liaison with several industry working groups.

Prior to starting his own business, Woodward worked in the fleet management department of Finemore Holdings, where he was responsible for areas such as engineering design and regulatory compliance.

Some of his achievements include designing one of the world’s first tandem/triaxle B-doubles, which was introduced into Albury logging in December of 1998.

Woodward was also instrumental in the creation of many other transportation design innovations, including various carriers.

Woodward first entered the transportation world in 1972 when he joined Pioneer Sugar Mills as the company’s design engineer and draftsman. There he was responsible for plant layout and design, bulk storage and transport systems design.

Woodward has received a wealth of training within the industry and he holds a certificate in mechanical engineering from Australia’s Canberra Technical College.

He has also earned a diploma in basic structural and concrete engineering from International Correspondence Schools, and he is authorized to conduct inspections on B-doubles and B-triples.

His involvement in the industry has made Woodward a well-known fixture in the Australian transportation sector.

He sits on a number of committees, including the Department of Transport and Regional Service’s Technical Liaison Group and the ATA Industry/Operator Technical Council.

Woodward’s presentation fits in with the theme of this year’s fleet maintenance seminar: Manufacturers and Fleets – Teamwork in Motion.

The CFMS offers attendees the chance to interact with manufacturers and other fleets one-on-one, as well as taking in the various presentations and seminars. n


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