Pacific Fuel Haul safety performance recognised at Fleet Safety Awards

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 4, 2017

Suzuki’s Steve West (left) with PFH general mananger Matt Horan

Pacific Fuel Haul has been recognised for its safety performance with two awards in the third annual Australasian Fleet Safety Awards, hosted by international road safety charity Brake.

Pacific Fuel Haul‘s general manager, Matt Horan, was awarded The Road Risk Manager of the Year Award sponsored by Suzuki, and the company was also highly commended in the Company Driver Safety Award sponsored by SurePlan.

Matt says the Road Risk Manager of the Year award was a result of safety initiatives over the past three years by the whole Pacific Fuel Haul team.

“Those initiatives have led to positive safety results in areas like leading the industry in reducing speeding incidents, and include the establishment of new vision and values statements, cardinal rules, and new performance measuring systems,” says Matt.

“Through our performance conversations within the whole Pacific Fuel Haul team, we have created safety development plans, policies, and employee engagement initiatives that are having tremendous results around safety.”

Andy Stanley

Pacific Fuel Haul‘s CEO, Andy Stanley, thanked everyone who helped to promote the company‘s high safety standards.

“I especially thank all our driving staff who engaged in, and adopted these initiatives and policies to make New Zealand a safer place to drive in.

“The Australasian Road Risk Manager of the Year Award is for the manager who has implemented exemplary road risk management polices with proven results. A big congratulations to Matt who has put in a lot of hard work to achieve this award.”

Brake is an international road safety charity. Its New Zealand division works to prevent road deaths and injuries and support people bereaved and injured in crashes across New Zealand.