01 February 2022
The Australian Trucking Association has paid tribute to NT trucking legend, Jim Cooper AM, following news that he has passed away in New Zealand.
Jim Cooper was the inaugural president of the Northern Territory Road Transport Association and served on the ATA Board and Council.
ATA Chair, David Smith, says Jim Cooper leaves a remarkable legacy.
“The name ‘Jim Cooper’ was synonymous with outback trucking in Australia.” Mr Smith said.
“We will never forget all his help in the early days of the Australian Trucking Association. He was a true innovator and a tireless role model who did so much, not just for the NT trucking industry but the Australian trucking industry as a whole. This was because he truly believed our industry was stronger if we presented a united front.”
The ATA awarded Jim Cooper the National Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry in 1999.
We send our deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him.
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