Stephenson Transport signs on to TruckSafe


Safety, management and training program welcomes its 240th member

Stephenson Transport signs on to TruckSafe
TruckSafe accreditation now covers Stephenson Transport

 

Regional Victoria business Stephenson Transport is the latest to gain accreditation to the TruckSafe risk management program.

It joins 239 other businesses across the transport, supply chain and logistics sector pledging to go above the mandated minimum levels of health, safety and vehicle maintenance.

TruckSafe chairman Stephen Marley says it is always exciting to welcome a new member of the "family".

"TruckSafe is a voluntary program. Our accredited operators choose to go beyond what is required by law to make sure that their staff, equipment and procedures are the best in the business," Marley says.

The program looks specifically at four different standards: management, workplace and driver health, vehicle maintenance, and employee training.

Stephenson Transport specialises in tackling difficult and dangerous loads with a key focus on safety.

Managing director Paul Stephenson says the TruckSafe scheme is good practice for an industry that is fast-demanding only the best practices.

"I think it’s the way of the future, and we want to be ready," Stephenson says.

"Having TruckSafe accreditation makes it easy for us to enter other schemes, and it helps us document the work we do to keep our fleet in top shape."

Stephenson Transport started as a single-truck business some 30 years ago.

Since forming a company in 2007, it has grown to be an interstate transport fleet in its own right, with four crane-mounted trucks also available.

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