ATA to promote TruckSafe at Sydney Truck Show

The ATA will use the Sydney Truck Show to promote its safety and business management system TruckSafe

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) will use this year’s Sydney Truck Show to push its business and safety management program, TruckSafe.

The ATA says operators attending the show will have the chance to learn the benefits of becoming accredited in the program, which ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair says results in outstanding safety outcomes.

"Independent research has shown that TruckSafe accredited operators are twice as safe as non-accredited operators," St Clair says.

"They have the systems to provide their customers with reliable and legally compliant transport services."

Furthermore, St Clair says accredited operators will also benefit from automatically meeting the environmental criteria to get fuel tax credits and may also attract new clients.

"TruckSafe accreditation proves an operator’s safety and reliability to the industry’s major customers, who now have chain of responsibility obligations. Many now insist on hiring accredited operators," he says.

The manager of TruckSafe, Peter Elliot, will be at the ATA’s stand to go through the steps involved in becoming accredited and explain TruckSafe’s new implementation kit, TruckSafe 2008.

"TruckSafe operators are accredited against four mandatory modules – management, maintenance, training and workplace and driver health," St Clair says.

"Under TruckSafe 2008, operators will also be able to implement a voluntary mass management module."

The ATA intends on including fatigue management modules and the Retail Logistics Code of Conduct in future TruckSafe kits.

The Sydney Truck show begins this Thursday 7th August and runs until Saturday 9th August. Exhibits will include latest model releases, trailers, tyres, alternative fuels, components, aftermarket products and accessories.

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