Rocky’s Own and Simon National Carriers get behind Safety Truck initiative

Transport firm urges operators to support the Safety Truck to improve the image of the trucking industry

Rocky’s Own and Simon National Carriers get behind Safety Truck initiative
The ATA's Safety Truck on show.


Two of Queensland’s leading transport firms, Rocky’s Own Transport and Simon National Carriers, have thrown their support behind the Safety Truck initiative.

The companies are the first to sponsor the Safety Truck, which travels throughout the country educating the public about sharing the road safely with trucks.

Rocky’s Own Transport and Simon National Carriers will now have animated versions of their trucks included in the videos displayed in the Safety Truck exhibition, which the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) runs.

"With the Safety Truck, we help other road users share the road safely with heavy vehicles, as well as showing them the integral role trucks fill in our community," ATA Corporate Relations Manager Steve Power says.

"The contribution of companies like Rocky’s Own Transport and Simon National Carriers ensures that we can prioritise visiting the places where the Safety Truck will be of most benefit."

Rocky’s Own Transport CEO Bryan Smith says it is essential for the industry to support programs like the Safety Truck.

"Our industry is constantly getting beat up in the media, and I don’t think we do enough collectively to negate the bad publicity that the small minority of bad drivers or operators create," he says.

"We work very hard to be a safe, compliant business. I saw the Safety Truck and thought this was a great opportunity to be part of doing something positive for our industry and the community."

More than 1,000 people have visited the Safety Truck in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory over the last two weeks.

"I strongly encourage other operators to get behind the Safety Truck – we need to provide some balance and show that the vast majority of our industry really do care about doing things right," Smith says.

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