News 2024

DTSA in partnership with Trucking Wellness celebrates Pool Transport, their 10th customer to complete the DTSA Fleet Owner Workplace Wellness Programme.

On 19 April 2024, Pool Transport officially became the 10th Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) key account customer to complete the DTSA Fleet Owner Workplace Wellness Programme under the guidance of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI)’s Trucking Wellness Project.

The DTSA Fleet Owner Workplace Wellness Programme is an exclusive value-added benefit for DTSA’s key account customers that started in 2013. The programme incorporates all employees, but with a unique approach on driver health to minimize the impact of disease and ill health on the customer’s financial, operational, human resource and total cost of ownership.

Over the past 11 years, the program has continuously evolved, enhancing content to meet emerging customer needs. This year Pool Transport was a catalyst to align the DTSA Fleet Owner Workplace Programme with RTMS accreditation, developing the first fatigue management policy and assisting in the development of a medical certification process for truck drivers.

Dirkie van Zyl, the Managing Director of Pool Transport had the following to say about the completion of the programme: “The wellness of our drivers is a priority and joint responsibility of the company and employees to fulfil our duty to directly contribute to the safety of our roads. Pool Transport is committed to foster a culture of wellness and empowerment through our organisation. We extend our sincere gratitude to DTSA for their support, commitment, and investment in the health and wellness of our employees. We would further like to thank Trucking Wellness and the NBCRFLI for their contribution to this ongoing wellness initiative in the transport industry of South Africa, and more specifically for Pool Transport.”

Tertius Wessels, Managing Director of Corridor Empowerment Project, Managing Trucking Wellness for the NBCRFLI adds: “Our 15-year partnership with Daimler Truck Southern Africa led to much closer relationships with transport companies, such as Pool Transport.  It allows for increased understanding and use of Trucking Wellness and other NBCRFLI wellness services, whilst implementing programmes with true shared value for all stakeholders.”

Driver Symposium – 6 to 8 March 2024

Trucking Wellness had the honour of being invited to the Truck Driver Symposium hosted by the SaferStops Association and National Department of Transport at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg from March 6th to March 8th, 2024.

During this prestigious event, Trucking Wellness conducted comprehensive Health Screenings and our dedicated team engaged with attendees, including NBCRFLI Agents and representatives, to address all industry-related matters and provide assistance where needed.

Highlighting our participation was a dynamic panel discussion featuring distinguished guests such as the Minister of Transport, the National Secretary, Mr. Ndlovu of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry , and representatives from The Road Freight Association, alongside other influential industry stakeholders.

At the symposium, we delved into crucial topics impacting truck drivers and the transportation sector, from road safety to healthcare accessibility. These discussions involved key decision-makers and actual drivers who frequent our clinics, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by our community.

Trucking Wellness an initiative of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry remains steadfast in our commitment to advocate for the well-being of truck drivers as well as the surrounding community, continuing to provide the support and services they rightfully deserve.

Join us on our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of truck drivers everywhere!

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