Athol Carter of Frasers Livestock Transport has been welcomed as a new member of the TruckSafe board of directors.
An industry initiative, TruckSafe is a world-class business and risk management system aimed at improving the professionalism and safety of trucking operators nationwide and delivering competitive advantages to accredited operators.
“On behalf of the TruckSafe board, I am proud and delighted to welcome Athol, a passionate individual committed to industry excellence,” TruckSafe Chair Ferdie Kroon said.
Mr Carter has been involved in trucking from a young age. Since completing a school-based traineeship nearly 20 years ago, Athol has worked in various roles within the transport industry including driver and his current position as Compliance Manager at Frasers Livestock Transport, a member of TruckSafe since 1999.
“Over the years Athol has contributed to improving the TruckSafe program as a member of the Animal Welfare Sub-Committee and has provided a great deal of advice as we prepare our upcoming Animal Welfare Module,” Mr Kroon said.
Mr Carter says the module will exceed all best-practice expectations for livestock transport.
“The module enables transporters to demonstrate that their on-road transport practices reflect good supply chain management, animal welfare, food safety, biosecurity and traceability.
“Each of these factors impacts livestock wellbeing and the eating quality for consumers,” he said.
In his role as a TruckSafe Board Member, Athol will help the board deliver demonstrable benefits to road transport operators, customers, governments and the community, as well as assist customers to meet their duty of care and chain of responsibility obligations.
“I’m proud and excited to join the board and look forward to working with our TruckSafe members and the broader industry to embrace safer and more innovative transport practices. Working collaboratively will enable the industry to operate more productively, efficiently and viably,” Mr Carter said.