This year’s transport month, an initiative of the Department of Transport under the theme “Together, let’s speak transport”, sees Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) demonstrate its steadfast allegiance to the industry yet again.
In collaboration with its dealer partners, DTBSA is extending a hand of appreciation to honor truck drivers across the country. Through this initiative, a total of 1000 truck drivers will receive special hampers at truck stops nationally, in recognition of their valuable contribution to keep Africa and South Africa’s economy moving.
Michael Dietz, President and CEO Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa comments on the initiative: “It is without a doubt that truck drivers, to a notable extent, remain the unsung heroes that play a critical role in ensuring that we truly keep Africa moving. Together with our dealer partners, I am particularly thrilled that we have collectively rolled up our sleeves to express the depth of our gratitude to every truck driver on our road. From moving various goods and services across multiple industries daily, it’s important to remember that almost every item consumed in South Africa is transported in a truck. There is no better time like the present to celebrate and appreciate our brothers and sisters, for undertaking one of the most demanding and crucial jobs that contribute to the economy”.
The DTBSA participating dealers will select a truck stop within the regions they operate in throughout October, and will dedicate a day to distribute at least 100 hampers to truck drivers.
From moving various goods and services across multiple industries daily, it’s important to remember that almost every item consumed in South Africa is transported in a truck
-Michael Dietz, President and CEO Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa
The driver hamper consists of essential items to support truck drivers while they are on the move. These include; a branded buff, facemask, branded bag, stainless steel flask, and a Trucking Wellness information leaflet. Further to this, some dealers have also partnered with the Trucking Wellness Programme to assist drivers with onsite health screening during the handover events.