NZI’s Truckie Rest Zone comes to Glasnevin, Canterbury

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 29, 2023

NZI’s Truckie Rest Zone events are heading to the South Island again to help heavy vehicle fleet drivers stay safe on the road.

NZI Truckie Rest Zone – Glasnevin Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre, will run Tuesday 3 October, SH1 between Amberley and Waipara, 9:30am – 2pm.

Fatigue is a major cause of road accidents, and the team are supporting truckies to recharge and refresh before the next leg of their journey with complimentary hot food off the BBQ, barista coffees, and fresh fruit, among other healthy snacks.

Truckies heading along SH1 between Amberley and Waipara on Tuesday 3 October, can pull their rig into the NZI Truckie Rest Zone at the Glasnevin Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre for a bite to eat, a quick health check, and chat to our team along with some of NZI’s Fleet Fit experts about managing driving fatigue.

The NZI Truckie Rest Zones, which are part of NZI’s Fleet Fit initiative to support and improve fleet safety in Aotearoa New Zealand, are run by NZI’s Community Risk Advocate and Fleet Risk Management team.

“These events give truck drivers the opportunity to learn more about the issue of fatigue from professionals who want to make sure all truckies get home safely to their whānau,” saidsays Garry Taylor, Executive General Manager NZI.

In partnership with the New Zealand Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Team, Hato Hone St John, Waka Kotahi, and Road Safety Coordinators from local councils, NZI Truckie Rest Zones have received overwhelmingly positive feedback, supporting hundreds of truckies every year.