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FREIGHT PEOPLE - D.TEC INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION

Date: 7 SEPTEMBER 2021

Time: 08:00-09:00AM

Cost: FREE

‘Six years ago the Government brought the Road Traffic Act Section 5a ‘above the limit on drugs’ into effect, enabling the police to perform roadside drug testing. However, drug driving still presents a significant challenge to modern society with 12,391 people convicted of a drug driving offence in 2019. This number has risen significantly since the introduction of the new legislation and shockingly, continues to rise everyday.

D.tec International are passionate about road safety with a focus on the dangers of drink and drug driving. Despite the misconception that drug misuse in the workplace is not a common occurrence, recent Police drug-drive statistics have shown that police forces are catching 2 to 3 times more drug-drivers than drink-drivers and a significant number of these arrests are those who drive at or for work.

As managers you have a legal responsibility to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, your drivers are fit to drive and by ensuring their safety it keeps you safe from prosecution and preserves the reputation of your company. This is why we believe transport companies must be proactive in tackling the problem and why Freight Train sister company Freightlink Europe has chosen D.tec to assist in implementing its training, policies and procedures.

It stands to reason, that if society is witnessing such an increase in drug usage then businesses are not immune to the problem. So what are you doing to tackle drug-driving in your organisation? With convictions for drug-driving increasing year on year, can you confidently say you are doing enough in your workplace?’

WHAT IS FREIGHT PEOPLE?

A monthly meeting via zoom designed to bring together individuals from all areas of the transport community to openly discuss transport hot topics, share best practice, offer support, and to create a network to educate, assist and collaborate in tackling and resolving industry issues.

Each month there is a presentation on a topical subject and the opportunity to ask questions, not only on the subject matter of the presentation, but to a panel of industry experts.

There are no membership fees. Attendance at your first meeting is free and thereafter attendance is £10.00 per forum.

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Organizer Lesley O'Brien

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Lesley O’Brien is an award winning business professional with 40 years’ experience working in the road transport industry on both the international and national platform. She is a partner at freightlink europe and freight train and a dedicated champion of the transport industry with a focus on compliance, improving standards, conditions for Drivers and promoting transport as a career choice for young people. She sat on the Board of Directors of the RHA for almost 9 years, is currently a member of the Yorkshire Maintenance Committee, RHA Security Forum and a Trustee of the RHA Benevolent Fund. She is a passionate advocate for women in transport and business.

Lesley is passionate about raising standards and the reputation of the transport industry, improving conditions for drivers and promoting our industry as a career of choice for young people.

Whilst there are many events focussing on increasing business through networking, Lesley’s focus in creating freight people is to link transport people of all ages and skill sets to share information and best practice, encourage and support one another, with to provide access to industry professionals to assist with compliance with industry standards and to provide continuous professional development (CPD)




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