Promoting driver safety and wellness has led the Engen Diesel Club (EDC) to distribute some 4 200 packs comprising caps, cooler boxes, insulated cups and towels to long-haul drivers.
Commenting on the EDC’s #Engencares initiative, which is aimed at prioritising the needs of the trucking community by handing out hampers to long-distance truckers, commercial general manager Drikus Kotze said: “We opted for all-weather practical products that are functional for added comfort and safety whilst on the road.”
The handouts have been distributed at 13 truck stops throughout South Africa.
Kotze added: “The annual Engen Driver Wellness programme is our flagship project that provides free voluntary health checks to truck drivers, which not only improves their health through increased awareness, but is another way of keeping our roads safe.”
According to Nigel Fox, owner of Gone South Truck Stop in Gqeberha, the initiative has been very successful.
“Given the long hours many truck drivers spend on the road, and the stress associated with the job, these sorts of initiatives form a critical pillar of support for the trucking community,” he said.