Learn CoR tips from the best
CHAIN of responsibility session presenter Jodie Broadbent has been involved in the road freight industry since she was a child. Her father was a truck driver, as is her husband.
After establishing and running a consultancy that advised trucking businesses how to become NHVAS accredited, in 2009 Ms Broadbent went to work at VicRoads in compliance and enforcement.
In 2011 she took up a position as a senior policy adviser with the ATA before taking a promotion in 2012 to head up the then-named ATA NSW (it’s now Road Freight NSW).
Ms Broadbent now works as the Melbournebased national transport compliance manager for Americold, which is the world’s leading temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution services provider.
The business model mix of its own fleet and Americold’s subcontractors’ fleets across Australia has seen her heavily involved in the introduction of CoR to Americold’s facilities.
In each of the one-hour sessions Ms Broadbent presents at TMC, she will be speaking from firsthand experience that has been gained from her extensive audit-based sense-checking and formal questionnaires she has conducted with not just single-vehicle operators but also from her work with small, medium and large truck fleets, as well as from within Americold’s facilities.
Some of her anecdotes may amuse and frighten you at the same time but one of her key approaches is to engage not just the Americold workforce but also that of its subcontractors, helping them understand that the process is not all right or all wrong.
She will discuss various ways to use employees’ existing knowledge and skills to solve an issue, noting they have a big role to play in embracing and taking ownership of their part of the CoR chain.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Jodie Broadbent will share practical and easy solutions for Chain of Responsibility.