Kroon steps down as TruckSafe chair

ATA thanks outgoing chair as Fellows fills interim position

Kroon steps down as TruckSafe chair
Ferdie Kroon


The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has thanked TruckSafe chair Ferdie Kroon for his service to the accreditation scheme and wider industry after his resignation from the board.  

TruckSafe is the business and risk management system recognised for its industry safety standards and robust third-party auditing system. 

Kroon was first elected to the role in 2017.

He is also known within industry for his long-term role as risk and compliance manager at De Bruyn's Transport in Tasmania.

"In his time as TruckSafe chair, he led TruckSafe to achieve great things," ATA chair David Smith said.  

"Ferdie oversaw the updating of TruckSafe’s standards to align with the industry Master Code and led the scheme to win two National Road Safety Awards in 2020. 

"Ferdie’s efforts and leadership is recognised across the industry.

"On behalf of the ATA, TruckSafe and the wider community, I thank Ferdie for his service." 

TruckSafe was bolstered with new directors earlier this year

Paul Fellows, a TruckSafe director and operator of Fellows Bulk Transport, has been appointed as interim chair. 

"Ferdie has been an outstanding chair and an active member of the TruckSafe board for many years," Fellows said.

"I am very honoured to be appointed as interim chair.  

"Our board is made up of people who have donated their time and energy to improving the safety and professionalism of the industry, as well as the health and wellbeing of our dedicated staff." 

Fellows said he was looking forward to applying his on-the-road experience to the role. 

"I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to continue driving B-doubles in my company on a backup basis.

"This gives me the ability to know first-hand what is going on and to bring this information into the boardroom."  


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