13 October 2016
Fonterra Receives Awards for Tanker Safety
Fonterra’s GM Transport and Logistics Barry McColl has been named Road Risk Manager of the Year at the Australasian
Fleet Safety Awards.
The award recognises his role in maintaining the safety of more than 1,600 drivers in 500 tankers travelling more than
90 million kilometres a year.
Fonterra Director New Zealand Manufacturing Mark Leslie said the award is a great tribute to the outstanding work of Mr
McColl and his team.
“Barry leads a team who are continually working to make sure everyone gets home safe every day – not just our 1,600
drivers, but also all the other people on our roads.
“Every step of the way safety is front of mind. From the tankers we purchase, to the training and assessment of our
drivers, to the world class technology that helps us to keep track of how both the vehicle and our drivers are
performing. Barry has been instrumental in the implementation of all of this and it’s great to see recognition of this,”
said Mr Leslie.
Fonterra has one of the largest transport fleets on the road and during the season from August to May tankers work
around the clock, seven days a week.
The Co-operative also picked up highly commended in the company driver safety award for the work it has done around
reducing driver fatigue – the City of Sydney Council took out the top spot.