TruckWeek 2012 underway with key focus on safety

Safety is a high priority for the trucking industry and will play a key role when celebrating TruckWeek 2012 this week.

Armesto's Transport and ‘Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’, for instance, have invited operators from the Brisbane North/ Sunshine Coast region to join the Transport Industry Network Group as part of their TruckWeek contribution.

The network aims at improving industry communication in the area of safety by promoting information sharing between all sectors of transport, logistics and the supply chain across the State.

In addition, the Kinetic Health Gold Coast clinic is offering discounted health assessments during TruckWeek to keep our truckies fit, healthy, and safe in the workplace.

Mann's Transport has taken out a page of the Goondiwindi Argus to display the Truckie's top ten tips, which detail techniques that car drivers can use to stay safe on the road around trucks. Meanwhile, the Mackay Road Accident Action Group will use TruckWeek to get road safety information out to its members and into the media.

ATA Chairman David Simon said he encouraged everyone to attend a TruckWeek event near them and think about how they can help make our roads a safer place.

“The trucking industry continues to make great strides in safety, with each generation of trucks enjoying a host of new safety features. Our dedicated and professional drivers are also better trained and comply with a range of legislation designed to make sure our roads are safe for everyone.

“Our efforts are making a difference, with last year’s road toll the lowest in Australia since 1946. It’s time to celebrate our achievements and show Australia how trucking delivers.”

TruckWeek brings all sectors of the industry together to highlight its achievements and showcases a range of events within the trucking industry in every state and territory across Australia.

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