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TruckSafe appoints new Chair

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has elected De Bruyn's Transport Risk and Compliance Manager, Ferdie Kroon, as the new Chair of its safety management program, TruckSafe.

Kroon replaces Stephen Marley, who has retired from TruckSafe after six years in the role, and thanked him for his contribution to TruckSafe over so many years.

“Stephen was the driving force behind the revision of the TruckSafe standards, with our new standards taking effect from January 2017,” Kroon said.

“The new standards introduce new risk management concepts into TruckSafe for assuring on-road compliance and also require the staff of TruckSafe accredited operators to receive refresher training every three years.

“I would also like to thank the retiring directors, Darby Sullivan of Navillus Holdings, and Darren Nolan, the director of Nolan’s Interstate Transport.

“They have been stalwart and dedicated directors and I thank them for their service over the years,” Kroon said.

Kroon is the Risk and Compliance Manager at De Bruyn’s Transport Tasmania and has been an active member of the trucking industry for more than a decade.

“My aim is to embrace opportunities for growing the TruckSafe brand among many more operators right across Australia.

“I’m looking forward to working with the TruckSafe board and the ATA staff to maintain our position as leaders in safe transport operations,” Mr Kroon said.

TruckSafe is also proud to announce the appointment of Paul Fellows, Managing Director of Fellows Transport, and David Rogers, Managing Director of DT Rogers Bulk Transport, to the Board.

“I’ve always had a love of trucks, ever since I started in the industry when I was 15 years old,” Fellows said.

“It’s a great industry full of really great people and I’m looking forward to working to improve our industry."

“I’m honoured to take on the role of TruckSafe director I would like to thank the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association for this opportunity,” Rogers said.

“I will do my very best to make sure TruckSafe keeps delivering. In particular, I want to see the TruckSafe animal welfare module recognised as a national standard of excellence by customers and consumers alike."

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