Road Safety Truck Roundup July 2021

In News, July 20212 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 27, 2021

The Road Safety Truck received a warm welcome from the Principle of Hokitika Primary School. He even wore his favourite MAN truck t-shirt to show his love of the 640 MAN Road Safety Truck. New Zealand Trucking Association is collaborating with the Wood Is Good initiative to educate kids on how to share the road safely with big trucks but also how important wood is to the country. “Wood is Good” is a forestry and log transport programme developed for primary schools in New Zealand and funded by sector groups and the Ministry for Primary Industries. The key messages focus on environmental topics, carbon storage, climate change, wood products and how plantation trees are grown and harvested in our country. Trucks are essential to getting the logs from the forest to the mill. Some schools experience a high number of large logging trucks past their school. Thanks to local transport operator, T. Croft Limited, the students got to get inside a real logging truck and talk to the driver (Hutchy). The Wood is Good team visited each classroom to read them stories about trees. Matiu Wikaira from Ngai Tahu talked to the groups about forestry, how trees grow and explained what a foresters job is. After the students had participated in the NTA Share the Road Safely with Big Trucks road safety programme, some volunteers from the Forestry Council talked about products that are made from wood. Great participation from the students made this an amazing experience for all involved.