ATA and TruckSafe join NRSPP

ATA/TruckSafe to take part in 2018 Re: Act campaign

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The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and TruckSafe have announced they are joining up with the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP).

The association and the its accreditation program say the move is aimed at helping to improve the safety of young road users when interacting with trucks.

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The ATA CEO Ben Maguire telling us the NRSPP partnership and its 2018 Re: Act campaign should produce good results.

“Death and injury on our roads impacts us socially, financially and economically. It is paramount that the trucking industry contributes effectively to reducing and ultimately eliminating road trauma.”

“The Re: Act campaign is focused on improving the safety of young road users when interacting with trucks.

“Over the next 12 months NRSPP will also feature case studies and webinars of leading ATA members.

“We thank NRSPP for the opportunity to join the program and contribute to improving safety for all road users.”

While Jerome Carslake, Manager of NRSPP, welcomed the ATA as its latest partner.

“NRSPP is proud to have ATA join the partnership. Unfortunately, heavy vehicles are over represented in the number of fatalities involving third parties and in the majority of these crashes the heavy vehicle is not at fault – there is a real lack of understanding about sharing the road safely with heavy vehicles.

“One of the primary aims of the NRSPP is to bring sectors together. With the ATA becoming a partner, we can seek to bridge critical understanding.”

Related: ATA Chair addresses NSW 2017 truck crash statistics

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