VISITS 2022 / 2021
2021 AUGUST 16 - Rangiora Borough School
Man is this Penske, MAN built to last?! After visiting Rangiora Borough School, over 40,000 participants of the NTA Road Safety Truck have climbed into the MAN cab, and it still looks brand new. A huge thank you to Penske for supplying the 640hp MAN for this programme and all our industry sponsors for making these visits possible. Kids are getting a real life experience on how to share the road safely with big trucks and this is ultimately saving lives. Rangiora Borough were fantastic students, soaking up the messages and really engaged with the activities, not wanting to leave the trailer until they had completed all the safety tips. These books are a wonderful resource, thanks to New Zealand Trucking Magazine for the booklet printing.
2021 JUNE 15 - Geraldine Primary School
The NTA and Road Safety Truck once again teamed up with Wood is Good to visit Geraldine Primary School to share messages and resources. Each student was given a Be Safe Be Seen high vis vest donated by Port Blakely and Warerings Transport generously brought along two awesome log trucks for the students to explore and learn all about wood and truck blind zones. Very engaged and excited kids, it was a rewarding experience for the teams.
2021 JUNE 2 - Addington Primary
Addington Primary School has been at the top of our list to deliver the Share the Road with Big Trucks Programme to, as they have an enormous amount of trucks travelling past their school each day, with teachers and parents very concerned about the safety of students. The school has a major freight route right at their front gate, so it was important for us to spend the day raising awareness about safety around trucks and giving tips on how to share the road. A huge thanks to NZ Express Transport for teaming up with us and bringing a glistening new Kenworth along to help share the messages. It was great to work alongside the local Road Safety Coordinator from Selwyn District, who was thrilled we could visit.
2021 APRIL 16 - Paroa School
The final visit on the West Coast was to Paroa School in Greymouth, a very sweet little school with excited students all keen to learn about road safety around trucks and why Wood is Good for NZ.
2021 APRIL 15 - Paparoa School
Day two of our West Coast, Wood is Good Road Show brought us to Paparoa School. Each student was given a high vis vest, with the key message 'Be Safe Be Seen,' a fantastic resource to give out to the students, and generously sponsored by the local forestry companies.
2021 APRIL 14 - Hokitika Primary School
We had a warm, excited welcoming from the students and teachers at Hokitika Primary School. NTA teamed up with Wood is Good, to spend the week delivering our two programmes to students on the South Island's West Coast. The partnership worked extremely well, with the students learning about truck road safety inside the Road Safety Truck, then had a variety of activities put on by Wood is Good, including talks from a forest manager about the importance of wood in NZ and the process of harvesting and milling logs, story time in the class rooms and blind zone demonstrations inside the logging truck. A huge thanks to local West Coast company T. Croft Transport for joining us throughout the week.