Road Safety Truck RoundUp June 2021

In June 20214 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 7, 2021

he New Zealand Road Safety Truck initiative is only made possible with support from Industry. The New Zealand Trucking Association proudly designed and deliver the road safety programmes. The association is a non-for-profit trade organisation and the Road Safety Truck is one of the community-based initiatives that the association undertakes on behalf of its members and the industry. Our industry sponsors and Partners provide valuable products, services and funds to help us do this important work. We want to thank them for making road safety a priority in their business. Penske sponsor the 640HP MAN tractor unit. This truck generates a huge amount of inspiration and awareness. Many people have never experienced the inside of a truck cab and when they get to have a turn sitting in the driver’s seat, to see what the driver can and cannot see, it’s a light bulb moment when they realise how big a truck is and how vulnerable they are on the road. The MAN is a showcase of the latest technology with all the safety, economic and comfort features that comes standard with a MAN. It is surprise to most people just how high-tech and comfortable this truck is. TOLL sponsor the classroom-style trailer. This is a unique space, which the team at New Zealand Trucking Association designed to create an engaging learning environment. It has completely transformed to become the perfect platform for the road safety programmes. Delivering truck-related road safety messages from the inside of a truck that has full graphic walls and large TV screens (sponsored by Samsung) makes for a truly inspirational experience. High-speed Wi-Fi internet is kindly sponsored by Spark and enables the students to access the activities from the Samsung tablets. Teletrac Navman take care of the RUC so the Road Safety Truck stays compliant, plus the drivers are monitored through the Navman telematics. Carters Tyres generously sponsor the truck and trailer tyres and keep them well monitored and maintained. Z for Business supply fuel to get the truck from A to Z. 3M supplied all the materials needed for the graphics on the inside and outside of the truck and trailer.

BP supply fuel throughout the year. Bluebridge sponsor all the ferry crossings. The New Zealand Trucking Magazine sponsor the printing of all the resource booklets and provide a page in the magazine for our roundups. TR Group sponsor driver training and cash to help with expenses. Cleanco Truck Wash make sure the truck is gleaming before and after each visit. Talleys held fund visits by providing cash. NZI generously keep the truck and trailer fully insured. Also a special thank you to the Association’s Partners, who join us to support the work that we do and a large portion of their membership helps fund the Road Safety Truck. If you would like to support this initiative, consider joining the Association as a Partner too, contact the team for more details: Carol.mcgeady@nztruckingassn.co.nz