Safety-conscious companies recognised with fleet safety awards  


Several companies have been honoured for working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers during Brake’s fourth annual Australasian Fleet Safety Awards

Sponsored by Bridgestone, NZ Transport Agency, SurePlan and Suzuki, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have implemented successful initiatives, products or services to tackle fleet safety.

There were seven categories of awards, including two new awards for 2018 –  the Sustainable Journeys Award, and the Road Safety in the Community Award.

Two individual awards were also presented to fleet professionals: the Road Risk Manager Award went to John Ireland, Fleet Manager at the University of Waikato; and the prestigious Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety Award was awarded to Geoff Duffy from Gough Group.

The 2018 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

  • Company Driver Safety Award, sponsored by SurePlan:
    NZ Racing Board
  • Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by NZ Transport Agency:
    Hino Australia
  • Fleet Safety Product Award:
  • Sustainable Journeys Award:
    Waste Management 
  • Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Bridgestone:
    NZ Trucking Association – Safety MAN Truck
  • Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Suzuki:
    John Ireland (University of Waikato)
  • Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety Award:
    Geoff Duffy

“We are delighted to have run our fourth Fleet Safety Awards, celebrating the great achievements of companies and individuals who are striving to make a real difference in the world of fleet safety,” says Brake’s New Zealand Director Caroline Perry.

Bill Dyall, Bridgestone NZ says NZ Trucking Association – Safety MAN Truck’s excellent efforts make them a deserved winner of the Road Safety in the Community Award 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 programs, all of which are fantastic initiatives.”

Brake’s New Zealand division promotes road safety and campaigns against the carnage on New Zealand roads and also raises funds to improve support for families bereaved and injured in road crashes.