So what about the people we share the road with?
Trucks carry 90% of our land based freight, so they’re a critical part of the lifeline that powers New Zealand.
Traffic congestion, bad drivers and sub-optimal road conditions worry many Kiwi motorists but a Road Transport Forum survey showed that a majority of drivers had concerns about the presence of trucks on New Zealand roads.
Heavy vehicle volumes are only going to increase - Government’s 2014 National Freight Demands Study predicts that total domestic freight will grow by approximately 58% between 2012 and 2042.
There’s no doubt that this added volume will be noticed by the average motorist, with potential negative public relations effects for the industry. So it’s only sound business practice to make as much of an effort as possible to fit in with all the other road users.
In addition, there’s a raft of legal requirements that heavy vehicles need to comply with in order to operate on our roads. There's also the road code that drivers need to comply with. Working within these parameters is not only a good idea, it’s the law.
The programmes run by TR Master Drive Services can deliver measureable results changing the way drivers interact with motorists, and improving vehicle compliance.
This has major benefits for our fellow motorists, and creating more positive messages for the transport industry is beneficial to everyone. There are also of course, more tangible advantages for our clients because their fleets and drivers are performing at an optimal level, which means more efficiency and greater performance.
Getting involved is easy, thanks to our tried and tested structure, and proven programmes. The results are entirely real world, and readily confirmed by the experience of our existing clients. If you’d like to find out more, please feel free to get in touch and we can explain exactly how the benefits of TR Master Drive Services programmes can be applied to your fleet.