Alex Fraser Joins National Road Safety Campaign
December 5, 2022
The Monash University Accident Research Centre partnered with Alex Fraser to create several digital Toolbox Talks for the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP).
The road safety program includes a series of interviews specific to the heavy vehicle sector and allows companies to share the Toolbox Talks to inform and educate their drivers, and develop a positive road safety culture. Alex Fraser participated in this program alongside other transport companies, including Qube and Toll.
Director of the NRSPP Jerome Carslake explained the importance of making driver safety information readily available to everyone.
“It’s so valuable to have drivers sharing their insights with; it allows other organisations to learn something about other businesses’ road safety initiatives.”
He adds, “I had a call from a truck driver a few weeks ago, thanking us for the Toolbox Talks. He’s a smaller operator who runs two trucks. He said he was so happy that smaller operators could now access the kind of quality, engaging truck safety content that is usually only be available to big business.”
Mr Carslake says safety ambassadors like Alex Fraser drivers are helping to debunk the stigmas attached to heavy vehicle operators.
“It’s great having passionate advocates like Alex Fraser on board. We really hope that these Toolbox Talks help change the public perception while also building valuable content that can help all truck drivers. The content is also shared on our social media channels in smaller segments which we hope can help break the mould of a ‘typical’ truck driver.”
Alex Fraser Transport Manager Mario Tenaglia participated in the Toolbox Talks with four Alex Fraser drivers.
“We’re proud to see our drivers get behind this important initiative. The safety messages are focused on engaging professional drivers about our responsibility upholding in road safety and controlling the hazards they are exposed to behind the wheel every day. Topics include unpredictable and changing traffic conditions, load limits, and the importance of being fit for duty.”
“We hope that through sharing our drivers’ insights we can improve driver health, community safety and overall safety on our roads.”
The Toolbox Talks and other valuable resources can be accessed at the NRSPP website here.