Risk Management

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(Whilst these documents reference Zurich throughout, this generally applies in all circumstances).  Contact AEI and not Zurich if/where it references Zurich).


Managing risk is critical for any transport company. It can mean the difference between business success and disaster which is why every transport company needs to ensure that it has adequate insurance coverage and risk management procedures in place.

Risk management covers a large scope of your operation including the well being of employees, drivers, the day to day operation of the business, Risk Control Management and Occupational Health and Safety Programs to name a few.

Our philosophy is that if we can improve driver, employee and company attitudes to safety and risk management, the overall results for our clients, will be better.

Austbrokers AEI Transport recognises the importance of risk management for its customers and works in partnership with a number of companies that have the expertise, along with the training and resources to assist you in all aspects of your risk management and risk reduction for your business. Our experience in and around the transport industry enables us to recommend many alternatives that are designed to accommodate individual or company requirements.

If you’d like to discuss Risk Management, please contact us or phone our office.

What is NHVAS Mass Management?

The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) has been developed to provide transport operators with an alternative means to comply with regulations.

In order to become accredited to NHVAS, operators must implement a system in their business which provides documentary and auditable evidence they are complying with the standards.

The NHVAS consists of two modules:

  • Mass Management
  • Maintenance Management

Operators gain accreditation to the NHVAS if they can prove that they comply with the law.

For further information, please refer to the National Transport Commission website.

Transitional fatigue management training

Driver fatigue is a significant cause of road crashes that involve heavy trucks. The transitional Fatigue Management Scheme aims to provide drivers and operators with greater flexibility in driving, other work and rest hours in exchange for greater assurance that drivers fatigue is being properly managed.

Drivers and responsible employees must complete the approved training course in fatigue management. It provides staff with the skills and knowledge that they need to manage and reduce the effects of driver fatigue including the causes and effects of fatigue and personal-warning signs.  It gives guidance on how to manage fatigue, personal health, lifestyle and fitness matters to improve the overall wellbeing of drivers.

For further information, please refer to the National Transport Commission website.


TruckCare is quality management for livestock transport.

TruckCare is a quality management program especially developed for livestock transports and is fully auditable. The program is built around the quality assurance principles contained in international standards and also uses hazard analysis of critical control points.

TruckCare is designed to integrate with other quality assurance programs.  Standards included in the program are loading, transportation and unloading of livestock, with customer satisfaction also considered a top priority.

For further information, please refer to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association website.


Austbrokers AEI Transport Pty Ltd are proud sponsors of the Annual  John Kelly Memorial TruckSafe Award.

Trucksafe is a business and risk management system that is aimed at improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators nationwide.

It is an industry initiative, which delivers competitive advantages to accredited operators. TruckSafe accreditation is based on four key standards:

  • Management
  • Maintenance
  • Workplace and driver health
  • Training

These are the minimum standards that TruckSafe believe a trucking business should meet for it to be a safe, responsible operation. For operators, accreditation shows that they are meeting their due diligence and duty of care.

For further information, please refer to the TruckSafe website.

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