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    Safety is
    number 1

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    to the safety and care
    of our people

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    to deliver in full
    on time

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    our performance
    and reportability

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    in transportation
    & freight movement
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  • Life Saving Technology

    Wednesday, 28 March 2018

    Life Saving Technology Hits The Road As Innovative Study Seeks To Reduce Truck Crashed – RFT Partners with Seeing Machines, Monash University and Volvo.

    On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities launched a landmark study aimed at reducing heavy vehicle crashes in Australia and improving truck driver well-being, featuring world-leading fatigue prevention and driver monitoring technology. 

    The A$6.5 million Advanced Safe Truck Concept, an Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre Project, aims to reduce fatal truck crashes by developing new vehicle technologies, achieved by studying driver behaviour and better understanding the impact of driver fatigue and distraction in particular. The partnership is headed by Canberra-based company Seeing Machines and includes Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and Ron Finemore Transport Services.

    Minister Fletcher said “On behalf of the Australian Government I am pleased to be launching this important study which aims to help make our roads safer for all users.  I congratulate Seeing Machines and all the partners here today for their important work and I look forward to following the study’s progress.”

    The study is the first of its kind in the world to be done linking in-cab driver monitoring technology with the external traffic and roadway in real-time. The Seeing Machines technology is fitted to a number of vehicles from the Ron Finemore Transport Services fleet.

    The two-phase program builds on the Seeing MachinesGuardian technology platform that actively monitors for and alerts drivers to fatigue and distraction.  Ron Finemore Transport already uses Seeing Machines Guardian technology in all primemovers across its entire fleet and is very pleased to be participating in the project given its aims.

    Phase one of the project has seen the testing of truck drivers in MUARCs Advanced Driving Simulator, the first time a truck simulator has been used for research in Australia. Drivers are tested in a rested and a fatigued state so a better understanding of fatigue on truck safety can be achieved.

    MUARC Director, Professor Judith Charlton, said the research could make a profound impact in reducing fatalities in the freight industry. 

    We pride ourselves on translating evidence-based research into real-world solutions and by working alongside our industry partners and with the support of the federal government, this project has the capacity to prevent injuries and save lives,Prof Charlton said.

    According to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), 2462 Australians were killed as a result of involvement in heavy vehicle crashes between 2005 and 2014. These fatalities represented 17.5% of deaths on Australian roads.

    The trucking industry is a major part of the Australian economy. A 2016 report by National Transport Insurance stated the industry included over 500,000 registered trucks, 41,097 businesses and 259,508 employees.

    Ron Finemore Transport, which employs more than 450 people and has over 200 prime movers, will fit its fleet of trucks with the same driver monitoring technology as part of the projects Naturalistic Road Safety Study.

    General Manager of Ron Finemore Transport Services, Darren Wood said that By participating in this study we are helping to make Australian roads safer for not only our drivers but all users of our roads. At RFT we are committed to worlds best practice in driver and fleet safety. As end users, we have the opportunity to influence the technology so it best addresses the needs of the freight industry”.

    The full project is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.

     

    Further To the above news is an article run in the Daily Advertiser on Tuesday 27th March 18.

    To view this article click on the link below

    RFT Pioneering Safety Technology

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At Ron Finemore Transport (RFT), our business is much more than merely loading, transporting and unloading a range of goods and commodities.

It's about putting raw materials into production lines, products into homes, food onto tables and smiles onto faces.

Ours is a business that spans generations and ignites passions.

We are deeply committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service, and, to draw a parallel with our own vehicles, our company is on a road of continual improvement.

We are constantly recognising innovation and implementing new technologies. We are streamlining distribution interfaces and eliminating waste. We are developing increasingly efficient and cost-effective processes, protocols and work methods. And we are embracing our role as an environmentally and socially responsible corporate citizen.

It's all about maintaining our position as a nationally recognised transport and distribution company - one that meets world's best practice in efficiency of operations, while also delivering unsurpassed customer service.

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Ron Finemore has long been a pioneer in road health and safety, and throughout his 50 year career, has worked tirelessly to improve road safety and advocate for adequate training for drivers.

RFT is committed to the safety and care of our people, and take a great deal of pride in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

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About Ron Finemore Transport

Ron Finemore Transport was established by Ron Finemore AO in 2004, following his acquisition of Wodonga-based company Lewington's Transport. In 2005, Smith's Transport in Orange was also purchased, forming the foundation of the company today.

The conception of Ron Finemore Transport signalled Ron Finemore's re-emergence into the transport industry, following the sale of Finemore Holdings in 2001; the company he built from the ground up during the 1960s.

With our head office located in Wodonga on the New South Wales/Victoria border, directly in the centre of the Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide freight triangle, RFT provides regional and inter-capital city line-haul road transport services across four major operating divisions; general freight, liquid freight, temperature-controlled, and bulk freight.

Our Wodonga office is the resource base for all of RFT's regional distribution, interstate freight services and capital city logistics, and provides fleet maintenance services, while also acting as the national centre for sales and administration.

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