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TIL Freight Turn up transport safety

Jun 14, 2019

Media Release – TIL Freight Turn up transport safety

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Autosense CEO, Charles Dawson with TIL Logistics Group CEO, Alan Pearson 

TIL has recently signed an agreement with driver safety solutions provider, AutoSense to  ensuring safety on the road for TIL’s drivers and other road users.

The company invests significantly in technology and training to support its road safety culture and has recently signed an agreement with driver safety solutions provider, AutoSense. The agreement will see AutoSense providing induction, ongoing online driver training and in-cab simulator training to TIL drivers as well as installing Seeing Machines Guardian technology in over 1,000 of TIL’s fleet vehicles.

Distraction and fatigue are human factors – everyone at some point suffers from this but when you are driving this could have tragic consequences. Guardian is a real-time driver fatigue and distraction solution that is scientifically proven to reduce fatigue events by upwards of 90%.

Guardian is often referred to as having a “buddy in the cab”. The technology monitors driver behaviour and eye patterns and provides immediate intervention to the driver when fatigue or distraction starts to take hold. Audio alarms and seat vibration alerts are activated instantaneously to warn the driver to re-focus their attention to the road.

 TIL is also investing in continuous driver professional development. Utilising the AutoSense mobile truck simulator, TIL is able to evaluate all its drivers on an annual basis and offer targeted coaching and professional development where required.

 AutoSense Ambassador, Greg Murphy, has applauded TIL’s focus on road safety, saying “The transport industry is the lifeblood of the economy and the Guardian technology is designed and proven to support the industry and the drivers by lowering the chances of a crash. I really commend TIL for getting on board and making such a commitment to driver training and driver safety within their organisation. This ultimately improves road safety for all road users.”

 Alan Pearson, TIL Group CEO says “With more than 860 drivers on the road around New Zealand, having the best possible training, health and safety culture and systems is an imperative for TIL. We welcome new technologies, such as those provided by Autosense, which allow for better training, greater efficiencies, reporting and oversight. Our priority is to ensure our drivers get home safely and keep the communities in which they drive safe as well and our investment is a small price to pay to ensure safer roads.”

Charles Dawson, AutoSense CEO said: “This agreement is a sign of the maturing of the transport industry in taking driver training and road safety seriously. By signing an agreement that involves the total package of driver training, TIL is demonstrating a serious commitment to their people, and keeping them and all road users safe on our roads”.

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