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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... read more

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... read more

A shot in the arm for the pharmaceutical industry

  We have always gone the extra mile to prove our commitment to quality, especially when it comes to product safety and quality during the distribution of pharmaceutical products. So, in October 2016 we successfully achieved the World Health Organization Good Distribution Practices (WHO GDP) Certification through SGS. It is a quality warranty system that covers: Purchase Receiving Storage Transportation Export of pharmaceutical products This certification regulates division and movement of pharmaceutical products, from the manufacturer to a central point, an intermediate point or the end user. The GDP Assurance Our customers enjoy peace of mind in the knowledge that Allied Transport employs an effective and robust  management system that is independently assessed to ensure compliance with international GDP standards such as: The medicinal goods were transported in a completely safe, secure, clean & hygienic environment with the prescribed temperature range at all times The supply chain is properly protected to ensure that transported products are 100% genuine Effective monitoring & measuring procedures to ensure against any deviations from the required process All documentation & records relating to the transportation of the product are safely secured for a period of a minimum 10 years The Pharma Promise Pharma Specific SOP’s / Working Instructions Staff specifically trained to handle pharmaceutical cargo Dedicated fleet of vehicles that are thermo-coated, temperature-mapped, approved & qualified for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical transportation Capability to handle temperatures ranges such as +2° to +8° C, +15° to +25° C and -15°to -20°C(Frozen) Robust CAPA & risk management processes in place, including written procedures & risk assessment of all delivery routes Regular qualification & validation of all equipment, including... read more

Our Eco-conscience

At ATC, we are always concerned about the fragile ecosystem. Our washing bay is one of our ‘green’ initiative. In spite of carrying a capacity of washing 40 trucks per day, it’s fresh to recycling water ratio is a fantastic 73%. We have ensured that our facilities are lit by LED lamps that save energy and costs. LED technology  offers many advantages such as exceptionally longer life span (60,000 hours), enormously lower energy usage (90% more efficient), reduced maintenance costs and higher safety. With government regulations halting the production of traditional incandescent light bulbs in recent years, new options have surfaced. The first option created was the compact fluorescent lamp, or CFL. These curly fluorescent bulbs are more energy efficient and last longer than an incandescent, but the bulb contains mercury takes a while to shine at its brightest. Some other initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint include the installation of the Adblue system in our advanced Volvo 460 FH fleet to ensure the exhaust emissions meet Euro Standard 5. We introduced a nitrogen gas convertor which generates nitrogen converted from fresh air, which keeps tyres cool during summer months. Constant rotation of tyres to minimize wear and tear and improve the longevity which reduces the need for replacing tyres helping save the environment. A special sound-proof rotary air compressor controls noise pollution in the workshop. We’ve switched from sulphuric acid batteries, which can spill acid and cause harm to technicians.   Today, we use calcium-free batteries that don’t require an acid top-up.      ... read more

Allied Transport maintaining ISO standards

Mark of Excellence The journey to quality is long and enriching and we began our journey way back in December 2000, when ATC’s management system was successfully audited & certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management) standards by BSI. Fast-forward to 2011 and ATC upgraded its management system to attain OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety) and ISO 4001 (Environment Management) certifications. To achieve this standard ATC had to deliver best-in-class service. ATC took ownership and responsibility of safeguarding our environment while caring for the well-being of our employees and customers. Our management system is audited every 6 months by BSI, passing our most recent surveillance audit in June. These quality goals have inspired great confidence among our customers regarding our quality, environmental management, and occupational health & safety.   ISO 9001:2008 To be awarded our ISO 9001 certification, ATC had to achieve the eight fundamental principles of quality management:                         Customer focus Leadership People involvement Process approach Systems approach to management Continual improvement Factual approach to decision-making and mutually beneficial supplier relationships OHSAS 18001:2007 18001 OHSAS certification required ATC to comply with strict processes such as: Hazard identification Risk assessment and determining controls Other requirements included an OHS program, resources, roles & responsibility, accountability and authority and legal requirements. In addition, ATC had to comply with high standards of competence, training, awareness, communication, participation, and consultation. But to achieve the certification we had to demonstrate operational control, emergency preparedness and response and of course, our performance was monitored, measured and improved upon throughout the process. ISO 14001:2004 Environmental... read more

A beautiful gathering

In the holy month of Ramadan, Allied Transport had the pleasure of hosting an Iftar party at Four Seasons Hotel – Jumeirah Beach on June 6th, 2017 for 250 people, including our clients, business partners, and government organizations.  We hope we can share a meal with more people next... read more

Air Cargo Europe, the leading conference for Air Cargo industry and transport logistics

ATC attended as a co-exhibitor at Dubai South stand at Air Cargo Europe, the world’s largest exhibition for Air Cargo industry and transportation logistics. The conference took place in Munich, Germany on May 9 – 12. Transport Logistic 2017 welcomed some 60,726 trade visitors from 123 countries and 2,162 exhibitors from 62 nations to more than 115,000 m² exhibition space. The show was a great place to meet air cargo people from around the world, exchange ideas and do... read more
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