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Scaling up truck driver programme

Tairawhiti Road Transport (TRT) industry stakeholders have been called to a meeting next week to discuss the acceleration of the TRT programme to attract and train more truck drivers in the region.

Eastland Wood Council and Tairawhiti Road Transport have invite road freight transport industry stakeholders to attend an update at the Cosmopolitan Club on Wednesday February 19 at 1pm.

“Dave Pardoe, the TRT programme manager will present the opportunities for employers to participate in the programme which will assist them in recruiting and training drivers,” said Eastland Wood Council chief executive Kim Holland.

“The TRT programme has recently received additional funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to scale up and accelerate the promotion, recruitment and training of professional drivers.”

The programme covers the wider Tairawhiti road freight transport sector and includes delivery, livestock, freight, bulk haulage, long haul and logging.

“The programme has committed to working with 78 trainee drivers working with employers, over the next two years,” Ms Holland said.

“There will be a chance to talk through any other issues that have arisen over the last few weeks with the impacts of the coronavirus on the haulage and logging industries.”

To rsvp to the event, email: admin@drive35.co.nz