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Wettenhalls Statement - Channel 9 News Story - 30 July 2019

Channel 9 News aired a story on their 6pm news bulletin last night which centred on a Wettenhalls employee filming themselves whilst driving.
 
At the earliest opportunity after being alerted to this footage by Channel 9, Wettenhalls stood the driver down from all work duties and the Company commenced an investigation.
 
We will not be making any further comment on the investigation into the driver’s conduct.
 
Wettenhalls reiterates that the vision shown was “appalling” and once alerted we moved swiftly to identify the individual concerned and suspend him from his work duties.
 
Wettenhalls would like to assure other road users that we have full confidence in the professionalism of our drivers and note that the majority of the vision shown did not involve Wettenhalls vehicles being driven by the driver in question, but were vehicles belonging to another company unrelated to Wettenhalls.  
 
Quotes attributable to our Chief Executive Officer, Mike Lean
 
“We’ve never seen anything like this before in our driving community.”
 
“The overwhelming majority of our drivers drive extremely well – they’re professional, they’re courteous to other road users,”
 
"Wettenhalls has invested significantly in its driver training and education. We have a team of 6 Master Driver Trainers and the most advanced truck driving simulator in Australia. In addition, Wettenhalls was one of the first transport companies in Australia to implement  the Guardian Driver Safety System. We see Wettenhalls as one of the safest transport companies in the country.”




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