Frasers Livestock driver honoured as Highway Guardian


Jeff Clegg attributed with saving motorist’s life in remote conditions

Frasers Livestock driver honoured as Highway Guardian
Jeff Clegg

 

Frasers Livestock Transport driver Jeff Clegg is the latest Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award recipient for his role in aiding a motorist trapped in an overturned vehicle. 

In June 2019, the livestock transporter was conducting a welfare check of his truck’s load outside of Woodenbong, NSW, when he saw an unusual glow in the distance.

On investigation, Mr Clegg came across a 4x4 in dense vegetation with the driver trapped inside. 

After alerting emergency services, Clegg remained with the driver and comforted him, before assisting emergency responders once they arrived.

Given the remoteness of the incident and condition of the driver, Clegg’s intervention is being praised as having saved the motorist’s life. 


Andrew Hastings of Linfox was one of the more recent recipients


"Jeff Clegg is another unsung hero from the Australian trucking industry who has gone out of his way to assist someone in need," Bridgestone Australia & New Zealand managing director Stephen Roche says.

"Congratulations Jeff on being named a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian, and thank you for your quick thinking and selfless approach." 

Australian Trucking Association (ATA) chair David Smith says Clegg’s actions exemplify the importance of a proactive approach to road safety. 

"Jeff Clegg’s story is a prime example of drivers and transport operators contributing to safer roads," Smith says. 

"Well done Jeff on your appointment as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian. 

"By being proactive and conducting routine checks, a motorist was saved from what could have been a dire outcome. It’s a credit to Jeff’s diligence and commitment to his profession." 

 

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