ATA re­names Truck­Safe’s an­i­mal wel­fare com­po­nent

Australian Transport News - - News -

The Aus­tralian truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion ( ATA) has an­nounced a name change for its an­i­mal wel­fare Truck­Safe mod­ule.

The ATA Truck­Safe an­i­mal wel­fare com­po­nent, cur­rently known as Truck­Care, is be­ing re­named the An­i­mal Wel­fare Mod­ule.

Truck­safe na­tional man­ager Justin Flem­ing ex­plains that the name change aims to bet­ter align with the over­all fo­cus of the an­i­mal wel­fare fo­cus of Truck­Safe.

“This mod­ule is all about an­i­mal wel­fare and is a qual­ity and safety man­age­ment sys­tem for live­stock transport busi­nesses, big and small alike,” Flem­ing says.

“Ac­cred­i­ta­tion by op­er­a­tors shows their com­mit­ment to in­dus­try best prac­tice and their clients in all as­pects of their busi­ness”.

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

To gain ac­cred­i­ta­tion, Truck­Safe mem­bers must rst be­come ac­cred­ited in the rst ve stan­dards, which are:

• Man­age­ment

• Main­te­nance

• Train­ing

• On-road com­pli­ance

• Fit­ness for duty and driver health.

Op­er­a­tors who pro­duce Truck­Care certication are not ac­cred­ited, as these are no longer valid - the new An­i­mal Wel­fare Mod­ule certication must be pro­duced to val­i­date ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

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