ATA renames TruckSafe’s animal welfare component
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:
• On-road compliance
• Fitness for duty and driver health.
Operators who produce TruckCare certication are not accredited, as these are no longer valid - the new Animal Welfare Module certication must be produced to validate accreditation.