Nutri-Go Porridge Incentive: In a bid to encourage HIV testing at clinics, Nutri-Go porridge was introduced as an incentive. A positive response was noted, with drivers like the one from Villiers expressing their satisfaction and even suggesting larger quantities. This initiative garnered enthusiastic feedback, highlighting the potential of Nutri-Go as a power-packed nutritional offering.
New Nurse Appointment in Musina: On February 1, 2022, a new nurse, Sr. Kgadi Maja, joined the Musina clinic, enhancing our healthcare team and extending our reach in delivering quality wellness services.
New Nurse appointment in Cape Town: On March 7, 2022, Sr. Betty Ntentema began her duties as Clinic Nurse in the Cape Town clinic. Her arrival strengthened our healthcare presence in the region, contributing to our mission of promoting well-being.
TW Annual Workshop: From March 28 to April 1, 2022, the TW Annual Workshop was successfully held at The Lakes Hotel & Conference Centre. This event served as a pivotal platform for collaboration, learning, and strategizing to further advance the Trucking Wellness initiative.
Collaborative Meeting with NORSA and CEP: A crucial meeting was convened on September 21 at the Trucking Wellness Cape Town Clinic. Representatives from NORSA and CEP engaged with our Cape Town staff to discuss reporting requirements and medication procurement, fostering partnerships for streamlined operations.
Dispensing Certification: Sr. Moses Motseki of Ventersburg Wellness Clinic achieved a significant milestone by completing his dispensing course and receiving a dispensing license on September 29, 2022. This accomplishment underscores our commitment to maintaining high standards of care.
Mega-T Expo Participation: The invitation from the RFA to exhibit alongside their stand at the Mega-T Expo on October 6 and 7, 2022, marked an opportunity for Trucking Wellness to showcase its impact and engage with a wider audience.
World AIDS Day Observance: World AIDS Day on December 1, 2022, offered a platform for global awareness about HIV/AIDS. In preparation, each Wellness Clinic was allocated a budget of R5000 to organize meaningful events, contributing to the global fight against the pandemic.
Signage Revamping: A significant visual upgrade was undertaken, with revamped signage placed on top the Wellness Clinic containers in various locations, being Roodekop, Cape Town, Hanover, Warden, Colesburg, Kokstad, Port Elizabeth, Marianhill, Villiers, and Musina. This revitalization aims to enhance visibility and accessibility to our services.
The Beaufort West clinic was relocated. The new address is at the Engen Truck Stop, 3438 Factory Street, Industrial Area, Beaufort West. A new nurse was appointed at Ventersburg clinic on 1 February 2021. New Nurse was appointed at Cape Town Clinic and started in March 2021. Simphiwe Motimani was transferred from Cape Town clinic to be a coordinator at Mthatha clinic in January 2021. In partnership with the Ekurhuleni municipality, Trucking Wellness started a COVID-19 vaccination rollout for NBCRFLI members within the East Rand Region. The first pilot mobile outreach site for NBCRFLI members was at Super Group from 21 to 29 July 2021. In partnership with Engen SA, The Road Freight Association, Department of Gauteng Roads and Transport, Gauteng Department of Health, Trucking Wellness arranged the first pop-up vaccination Station at Engen Highveld 1 Stop on the R21 West from 6 to 10 September 2021, bringing Covid-19 vaccinations to the Transport Industry. Super Group Logistics branded a staff bus for Trucking Wellness to use to assist with transportation, helping with the COVID-19 Vaccinations. A new clinic was opened in Pomona at Kelrn Truck Stop on 6 December 2021.
Corridor Empowerment Project moved to new premises in February 2020; Lakefield Avenue, Lakefield, Benoni. Trucking Wellness assisted Tzu Chi South Africa with delivery of Rice donations to Feed Rural KZN to help under privileged families. The Road Freight Association (RFA) spearheaded the project to distribute rice secured from Thailand through the Trucking Wellness Programme (TWP). This initiative of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI), did not hesitate to offer one of its vehicles and drivers to make the delivery to Mbazwana. CEP purchased 20 x UV Sterilize Ceiling lights for the nurse’s room for use of sterilization and disinfection. It is effective for viruses and bacteria. New nurse was appointed at Cape Town Clinic on 5 October 2020. HIV Counselling and Testing APP for Trucking Wellness used in mobiles was improved the current APP and roll out to Wellness Clinics commenced September 2020. The APP facilitates quality insurance in the health screening process and accurate real-time data capturing required for reporting to the NBCRFLI. Mrs. Judith Bester travelled to each clinic to provide training to the staff. 16 Clinics received training in 2020.
Trucking Wellness Celebrated 20 Years. Continuous Quality Improvement Activities and in-service training: Three nurses participated in a dispensing course facilitated by the Health Science Academy, 25 February to 1 March 2019. A further 3 nurses information was submitted for dispensing licence to the Department of Health.22 Mobile staff participated in a HIV Counselling and Testing quality assurance training facilitated by FPD on 29 & 30 January 2019. New coordinator was appointed at Kokstad Clinic on 1 March 2019. New Clinic Container was delivered on 5 February 2019 at Mooriver. Annual Employee workshop was held from 25 to 28 March 2019.
Trucking Wellness attended the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 23 to 27 July 2018. Trucking Wellness applied for dispensing licenses for all nurses in April 2018. Unitrans became a partner of the Trucking Wellness Programme. Partnership formed with Fleetwatch Magazine “Your Truck Your Gym”.
CEP arranged and paid for 5 nurses to attend a dispensing course (Zeerust, Hanover, Kokstad, Warden and Colesburg) from 29 May to 2 June 2017 which they successfully passed. A cloud-based capturing system was introduced to the Wellness Mobiles and started producing reports as at end September 2017. Trucking Wellness attended the Southern African AIDS Conference in Durban from 13 to 15 June 2017. CEP revamped and installed newly developed branding for the Roadside Wellness Clinics. Patrick O’Leary from Fleetwatch Magazine was appointed as a Non-Executive Board member.
Finalization of revamped Roadside Clinics: Marianhill, Warden, Villiers, Kokstad, Port Elizabeth, East London and Roodekop completed by July 2016. Trucking Wellness attended the World Aids Conference in Durban from 18 to 22 July 2016. Establishment of Quality Assurance Nurses Committee.
Five Ford Rangers and two Mercedes-Benz Vito are purchased
21 747 HIV tests are conducted
16 663 HIV tests are conducted
Trucking Wellness established a “Wellness Working Committee”
The 22nd Roadside Wellness Center opened
Formalization of partnership with Mercedes-Benz South Africa
Fith Mobile Wellness Center is introduced
Trucking Against Aids Programme is rebranded as Trucking Wellness
Two additional Wellness Centers are established
Corridor Empowerment Project (CEP) is introduced with industry approval
Two additional centers are established
Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) begins funding
First Mobile Wellness Center is introduced into the programme
Imperial Logistics and UTI become sponsors of various Wellness Centers
Two additional Centers are established
First Wellness Center is established
Trucking against AIDS programme is launched.