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WA-based RTA secures TruckSafe accreditation

High safety standards across its business wins Road Trains of Australia the safety certification


Family owned and operated company Road Trains of Australia (RTA) is the latest addition to the list of TruckSafe-accredited businesses.

The Western Australia-based company has over 40 years’ experience in livestock, fuel, bulk commodities and general freight transport throughout the north of WA, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

“TruckSafe is the only quality assurance program for livestock transport that enables us to manage our animal welfare compliance,” RTA Northern Territory manager Steve Beatty says.

“To receive TruckSafe accreditation, our depots and vehicles underwent a rigorous audit process to ensure we adhere to the highest safety standards across all areas of our business – from management, maintenance and training, to workplace and driver health and safety.

“As a TruckSafe accredited member, we must operate on a much higher level of road safety than the industry average, and ensure that we reduce risks through safe work practices, animal welfare procedures, safe and well-maintained trucks and healthy drivers,” he says.

“The program is an appropriate choice for our business for a raft of reasons.

“We have a team of TruckSafe experts behind us to provide up-to-date information on changes to legislation, and we can access advice on all matters concerning road safety.”

TruckSafe accreditation is recognition of RTA’s rigorous standards in management, maintenance, driver training and animal welfare standards.

TruckSafe chairman Ferdie Kroon says Trucksafe-accredited operators voluntarily go the extra mile to meet the program’s rigorous standards.

“RTA is to be congratulated on its accreditation and its contribution to maintaining the highest industry standards,” Kroon says.

“When you use a TruckSafe accredited business, you know you’re dealing with a safe and professional operator.”

TruckSafe is the trucking industry’s own business and risk management system, which aims to improve the safety and professionalism of trucking operators across Australia. 

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