NZ Trucking Association – award-winning Safety MAN recognised

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 24, 2018

Bridgestone NZ executive Bill Dyall and NZ Trucking Association CEO Dave Boyce 

The Safety MAN road safety truck has been recognised recently by Brake, a non-profit charity established in 1995 that operates internationally from its bases in the UK and New Zealand. Brake coordinates Road Safety Week, inviting worldwide participation, and has many supporters in communities, companies, emergency services, schools and other sectors of society.

Annually the Brake awards recognise the achievements of those working to help reduce the number of road crashes involving at work drivers. They celebrate and share best practice in managing road risk.

This year they presented the Australasian Road Safety in the Community Award 2018 (sponsored by Bridgestone) to the NZ Trucking Association – Safety MAN Road Safety Truck. The award is awarded to the organisation that has worked hardest with its community to improve road safety for all road users.

“Bridgestone is delighted to sponsor the award and congratulate the NZ Trucking Association – Safety MAN Truck on their success,” said Bridgestone NZ executive Bill Dyall. “Their efforts make them a deserved winner and will contribute a positive influence in improving road safety. This award recognises their school and community visits, their work on driver fatigue, and their mobile classroom programmes, all of which are fantastic initiatives.”

NZ Trucking Association CEO Dave Boyce attended the awards and accepted the award on behalf of the small team that run the Safety MAN.

“The Safety MAN has been a huge undertaking for the small team at the NZ Trucking Association. Launching in August 2017, since then it has seen more than 16,000 people visit the Safety MAN. The programmes that run from the Safety MAN have been evaluated independently and have been proven to be saving lives and serious injuries on the road. These awards have been a great reward for the team and sponsors and great profile to get people talking about Road Safety,” said Boyce

While the Safety MAN is making huge headway, it needs more support from sponsorship so it can employ a permanent team to run it and enable it to travel further and do more visits. If you would like to support this award-winning initiative contact Carol McGeady at the NZ Trucking Association,  021 252 7252