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The safe way

At Allied, we recognize that a single accident is one accident too many. In fact, road accidents are the leading cause of death and injury in the workplace, especially for the transportation industry. With this in mind, the Allied Safe Driving Initiative (ASDI) was developed & implemented in January 2016 with the goal to completely eradicate work related road accidents. ASDI offers in-depth and rigorous safe driving training to over 1,000 drivers and is based on three important parameters, which have helped us enhance our road safety record. Empowering Drivers We ensure that our drivers have their hands of the wheel of ‘safety’, so to say. That is why we impart training to them periodically throughout the year. We emphasize on driver training, including increasing the frequency as well as continually improving the content & delivery of our training sessions in order to provide maximum benefit to our drivers & ensure their safety & competency is of the highest possible standard. We have developed a robust in-class training program with modern & precise methods of instruction based on driver feedback. These sessions provided us with the perfect platform to make case studies of past incidents & investigations that were directly linked to our workplace, which made the training sessions personal & relevant to the drivers. As well as theoretical classroom-based training, new drivers also receive 2-week on-the-job training with our most experienced drivers who train them in applying the best driving practices. This has allowed trainees to witness firsthand safe driving skills and learn the nuances of driving in the ‘safe lane’. We have also made competency testing mandatory...

Because every cargo is valuable

Cargo theft is a big challenge for the transport industry. It’s not just high-value products that are at risk but every type of cargo, be it food grains or construction equipment. Organized crime rings across the world are using more and more violent tactics to achieve their selfish goals, which adversely impacts the overall business environment. But the transportation industry is fighting back, and Allied Transport too has geared up to push back against this menace. Our first step was to achieve the TAPA TSR level 3 certification, which we achieved through SGS in April 2016. In fact, we became one of the first trucking companies in the UAE and the region to do so! What is TAPA? Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a non profit organization set up in 2000 by representatives from the various electronics and semi‐conductor manufacturers, high tech industries, freight forwarders, and professional consulting companies. It is a global initiative to complement ISO 28000, AEO Safety and other regional supply chain security programs. TAPA Security Standards were established to ensure the safe and secure transit, storage and warehousing of TAPA members’ assets throughout the world. It outlines the minimum acceptable security standards and the methods to be used in maintaining them. We were measured on the following factors: Load collection and vehicle sealing, delivery operations, route scheduling, incident reporting, vehicle maintenance, and secure parking Satellite tracking, navigation and route-deviation alerts, and home base/third-party alerts Driver training on security awareness, collection/delivery procedures, and robbery response We also implemented other security initiatives such as: Unique RFID Cards for drivers & vehicles In-Cab two-way voice communication via...