National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

March 2, 2021 7:51 pm

Check out pictures of RTANZ out and about during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. 

Over the week of February 22, truck drivers and RTA representatives came together at towns and cities around the country to recognise National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). 

Supported by Truck and Driver Magazine and The Rock radio station, BBQ food, drinks, giveaways and even at some venues, voluntary health and wellbeing checks, hundreds of drivers enjoyed some well-deserved RTF and association hospitality. 

RTA staff hosted NTDAW events at Invercargill, Dunedin, Glasnevin (North Canterbury) in the south, with Taranaki and Ohakea featuring in the North. CVST and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency representatives along with RTA life members and supporters came along for a chat, with some proving to be a dab hand on the grill. Thanks to everyone who came together to make the week a success, and to say “ job well done” to the guys and girls behind the wheels of heavy industry.  

—Simon Carson

At Dacre, in Southland: Sgt Hugh Tait, HWR CEO Scott O’Donnell, and RTANZ staffer Lisa Shaw
were on hand to thank drivers for their service and safety on our roads.
Sausages on the BBQ and goodies bags for drivers at the Saddle Hill roadside checks in Dunedin.
Staff from Waka Kotahi NZTA, Police CVST, and RTANZ were on site.
Open Country sent their gun BBQ chef Donna to show some support
for Truck Drivers on the roads in Southland.
A few good laughs were had at Truck Driver Appreciation Week event at Dacre, in Southland.
Senior Industry Advisor John Bond does the BBQ honours at Glasnevin, in North Canterbury.
Trucks lined up at Glasnevin.
Drivers at the Saddle Hill roadside checks.
Truck drivers had a great time stopping off at the RTANZ stand at Glasnevin, in North Canterbury.
The RTANZ stand in Taranaki. Photo: Sandy Walker
RTANZ welcomes truck drivers at Ohakea. Photo: Sandy Walker