Toll has been honoured by the Australian steel industry for achievements in safety, environmental sustainability and equipment innovation at the 2016 Steel Transport Safety Network Logistics Safety & Environment Awards.
Hosted by the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) and Steel Transport Safety Network (STSN), the annual awards celebrate achievements, improvements and leadership in safety and environment by those working in the steel transport and logistics industry.
Teams from across Toll were named as finalists in three award categories this year, with TGL - Contract Logistics nominated for both the Outstanding Contractor (Safety & Environment) and Environmental Improvement Initiative awards, and Toll Tasmania nominated for the Safety Improvement Initiative award.
Contract Logistics was named the ultimate winner of the Outstanding Contractor (Safety & Environment) award for its continual commitment to improving safety performance. Working collaboratively with long-time customer, BlueScope, the business’ investment in ongoing training and state of the art equipment has fostered a strong people-focused safety culture.
Continuing its winning streak, Contract Logistics also took home the Environmental Improvement Initiative award for its innovative Tandem B Project; by modifying the design of trailers used to carry steel coils, the team increased payload utilisation from 56 per cent to 94 per cent, cutting carbon emissions by approximately 50 per cent overall.
At the event Toll also learnt that it had been nominated as a finalist for the ASI – Transport Supplier of the year, an award which it won in 2015. The winner will be announced in September.
Toll Global Logistics’ Divisional Director, Chris Pearce, praised the teams for their valuable contribution to the steel industry.
“The STSN award wins are a great achievement by our South East Queensland teams and demonstrates the outstanding leadership and value that they bring to the customer and the industry,
“To learn we have also been nominated as a finalist for Transport Supplier of the Year, for the second year running is recognition of Toll’s continued commitment to safety and the steel industry.”
Toll Tasmania was recognised with a High Commendation in the Safety Improvement Initiative Award category for its design of an innovative container for the multimodal transport of recyclable scrap metal, aptly named the Scrap Box.
In addition to commercial and environmental benefits, it boasts safety features that better protect operators and the wider community during scrap metal transportation and unloading.
Toll Tasmania General Manager, Steve Borg, thanked industry experts, customers and the Toll Tasmania team for their ongoing collaboration and ingenuity in developing the Scrap Box innovation.
“I would like to thank the Toll Tasmania team for their continued dedication to improving safety, " he said following the award win.
“At Toll, we believe safety and transport go hand-in-hand. The new Scrap Box container has ground breaking floor discharge features and removable lid built for enhanced safety. Implementation of the Scrap Boxes will improve safety in the workplace, on the roads and at sea.”
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