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TruckSafe launches new animal welfare module name

  • Posted on Thursday 3rd, August 2017.

The Australian Trucking Association's (ATA) safety management program, TruckSafe, is changing the name of its TruckCare module to the Animal Welfare Module.

“The new name reflects the focus of this module,” said TruckSafe National Manager, Justin Fleming.

“This module is all about animal welfare and is a quality and safety management system for livestock transport businesses, big and small alike. Accreditation by operators shows their commitment to industry best practice and their clients in all aspects of their business.”

The Animal Welfare Module, which is unique to TruckSafe, is the voluntary sixth step in the process to gaining full accreditation.

To gain accreditation, TruckSafe members must first become accredited in the first five standards: management, maintenance, training, on-road compliance and fitness for duty and driver health.
“Operators who have Animal Welfare accreditation will adhere to the strictest conditions for transporting animals and are operating at the highest standard possible in Australia,” said Fleming.

“These operators have gone the extra mile to adopt a management system that assures their clients that procedures for transporting livestock exceed national minimum standards.”

DT Rogers Bulk and Livestock Transport Owner, David Rogers, has been TruckSafe accredited since 1998 and gained Animal Welfare accreditation four years ago.

“TruckSafe’s Animal Welfare module reflects the challenges facing the livestock transport industry and being accredited reflects my commitment to best practice,” said Rogers.

Operators who produce TruckCare certification are not accredited, as these are no longer valid. New Animal Welfare Module certification must be produced to validate accreditation.

The ATA recently pushed for mandatory TruckSafe accreditation to help improve safety on major infrastructure projects.

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