BlueScope recognised in Freight Industry Awards


VTA recognises BlueScope Steel’s code of practice aimed at keeping drivers from falling off their loads, during its Australian Freight Industry Awards

By Rob McKay | September 14, 2010

The Victorian Transport Association has recognised BlueScope Steel’s code of practice aimed at keeping drivers from falling off their loads, during its Australian Freight Industry Awards at the weekend.

On an individual level, Port of Melbourne Corporation Chief Executive Stephen Bradford was named Freight and Logistics Personality of the Year.

The Innovation/Technology Award went to CEVA Vehicle Logistics, the Freight Environment Award to Hino Motor Sales and Transport & Logistics Industry Skills took out the Promotion and Careers Award.

BlueScope was praised for its concentration on compliance and height awareness training for employees and contractors. These had been bolstered by regular and focused audits.

CEVA’s track and trace, booking confirmation, pre-collection and delivery alert technology helped win its award, along with its centralised interstate transport operation management electronic loading advice and enhanced transit damage notification reporting.

The judges were impressed with Hino’s ideas and actions to address the issues with reductions in emissions and greenhouse effects on the community.

"Hino’s strategy for Co2 reduction is to reduce burning of fuel in the transportation task," they say.

"One method is to gather kinetic energy through regenerative braking and reuse that stored energy to propel the vehicle.

"The current diesel engine in the hybrid exceeds tough Euro 5 emission requirements and has achieved up to an 87 percent reduction in
PM emissions and a decrease in NOX emissions compared with the 2003 emission control requirements."

Hino’s other initiatives included driver training for all Hino staff and branch networks.

Though not a road transport identity, Bradford’s accomplishments, especially at the port, have had flow-on effects to the wider economy.

He was praised especially for the channel deepening project that the judges described as "the largest and most complex marine infrastructure project in the history of the port and in fact one if not the largest in Australia’s history".

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