Safety & Compliance
In an industry thought to push the boundaries of compliance and safety, Simon National
Carriers is proud of our industry leading regulatory compliance initiatives. We
demonstrate a commitment to not only meeting the relevant standards and regulations
but providing a level of safety and compliance that is over and above what we are
bound to legally provide under transport law.
Our initiatives in this area are many and varied and we’re continually responding
to changes in both the legislative environment and the industry itself. Some of
our key initiatives include:
Industry Leading Systems
Our systems allow us to monitor the actions of our fleet and our drivers
in real-time. This allows us to monitor speed, acceleration and deceleration, any
instances of harsh braking, freight mass and schedules, required rest breaks and
total driving hours. Our system alerts supervisors of any imminent or actual breach
in regulations and allows them to take action immediately.
Our fully integrated systems also track driver competencies and state licensing
records, fleet maintenance records and trip history. This technology is also used
within our vehicles – notifying our drivers of an impending required rest break
or of a breach in maximum speed when declining down a hill, allowing them to take
timely corrective action.
Training & Staff Development
We’re continually investing in our staff to ensure safe work practices
and the maintenance of a safe working environment for all.
Upon employment, our drivers, regardless of past experience, undergo training in
road rules, fatigue management, defensive driving, compliance with regulations,
cab assessment, basic maintenance, and load restraint. This training must be completed
before drivers are permitted to drive our vehicles.
Our Fleet & Driver Safety
Vehicle speed in our linehaul fleet is limited to 90 kilometers per hour.
Interstate drivers are provided with air-conditioned bunkrooms to rest and recuperate
whilst local staff undertake most pickup and delivery operations and prepare their
loads for departure to ensure our drivers are able to obtain quality rest. We also
provide drivers with catered meals, avoiding the need for them to stop for a meal
break soon after commencing their interstate trip.
These initiatives play an integral role in ensuring and demonstrating our compliance
with laws, but most importantly, they keep our drivers and our client’s assets safe.