Companies have been honoured for working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers during Brake’s fifth annual Australasian Fleet Safety Awards.
The awards, sponsored by the NZ Transport Agency, recognise companies and individuals who have implemented successful initiatives, products or services to tackle fleet safety. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony and dinner, held on Thursday 12 September in Auckland. Individual awards were sponsored by Bridgestone, McFall Fuel, SurePlan and Suzuki.
The 2019 Fleet Safety Award winners are:
Company Driver Safety Award, sponsored by SurePlan: GPC Asia Pacific
Safe Vehicles Award: VISA Global Logistics
Fleet Safety Product Award: eDriving
Sustainable Journeys Award, sponsored by McFall: Abley
Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Bridgestone: DB Breweries
Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Suzuki: Fauzia Ali – Johnson Controls
Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety Award, sponsored by NZ Transport Agency: Chris L’Ecluse – Teletrac Navman
Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ Director, says “We are delighted to have run our fifth Fleet Safety Awards, celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals who are striving to make a real difference in the world of fleet safety. Congratulations to all the award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work reducing incidents involving at-work drivers and vehicles.”
NZ Transport Agency Safety, Health and Environment General Manager, Greg Lazzaro says, “Many New Zealanders spend a significant amount of time driving for work, and tragically road crashes are a leading cause of work-related deaths, both here and overseas. So we applaud these companies for the important work they are doing to reduce incidents and improve their fleet safety. We’re delighted to once again support the Brake Fleet Safety Awards and we congratulate this year’s winner of the Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety Award, Chris L’Ecluse.”
Brake is an international road safety charity. Its New Zealand division promotes road safety and campaigns against the carnage on New Zealand roads. It is also fundraising to improve support for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. To support Brake, go to www.brake.org.nz. Support books for children and adults bereaved in road crashes are available for free to families by contacting Brake on email@example.com or 021 407 953.
Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.
Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.