Noel Kelly of AEI Transport Insurance Brokers has been welcomed as a new member of the TruckSafe board of directors.
An industry initiative, TruckSafe is a world-class business and risk management system aimed at improving the professionalism and safety of trucking operators nationwide and delivering competitive advantages to accredited operators.
TruckSafe Chair Ferdie Kroon said Mr Kelly has a long history with TruckSafe with his father, the late John Kelly, playing an instrumental role in developing TruckSafe, as well as many fatigue management and driver training programs.
“The success of TruckSafe today can be credited to the passion and drive of John Kelly, and I am honoured to now welcome his son, Noel, as a member of the TruckSafe board of directors,” Mr Kroon said.
Noel became involved in the trucking industry through his late father, who previously worked as a Risk Manager at NTI while Noel was finishing his degree studying business.
“Through mutual contacts I began working at AEI Transport Insurance Brokers and have never looked back. I thoroughly enjoy dealing with operators in our great trucking industry that keeps Australia moving,” Mr Kelly said.
“TruckSafe is important to me as it provides as it provides a set of standards to help mitigate risk and manage safety.
“These are the fundamental aspects which help make the roads a safer and more productive workplace for drivers and operators,” he said.
In his role as TruckSafe director, Mr Kelly will join the board in delivering benefits to trucking operators, customers, governments and the community, as well as helping customer to meet their duty of care and chain of responsibility obligations.
Mr Kelly says he hopes to bring further benefits to the board from an insurance perspective.
“I believe that the insurance industry, across all classes of insurance including workers compensation, can better understand the great work the Trucksafe Accreditation program does for its members and leverage these opportunities to provide greater benefits to the members,” he said.