National Road Carriers and Talent Central collaborate to support the transport industry workers affected by Covid-19
Posted: 16-Jun-2020 |

Like many organisations, National Road Carriers Association (NRC) has had members impacted by employment changes due to Covid-19. To support its members, NRC is collaborating with Manawatu-based Talent Central to actively assist those people affected within the transport industry throughout New Zealand to connect with new employment opportunities in the industry and/or for additional training.

NRC provides professional support to its members who choose to make a living in the road transport industry. Talent Central fosters collaboration between education and business communities. NRC members include anyone from a single truck or courier van operator, through to large transport operators transporting everything from fresh fruit to LPG. Associated industry businesses can also become members of NRC. Having worked together previously to engage more people in the transport industry, the collaboration now sees the two groups supporting those affected to get back working again.

NRC Commercial Transport Specialist Richie Arber says, "What we have planned is a huge step in the right direction to help support our industry and those people in it who are now looking for work because of Covid-19, but also for people from other sectors who may now look at the transport industry as an opportunity for future employment. So watch this space."

Also - our Drivers Database is still being heavily utilised. As we moved into Level 1 there was a requirement for additional drivers as increased volumes of freight started to move around the country, so requests to utilise our Drivers Database increased as well. However, we still have around 300 drivers available on our NRC Drivers Database with a range of Class 2-5 licences and endorsements, looking for either part-time or fulltime work in all regions of the country.

If you are in need of a driver, please just drop an email to stating what region the available work is in and what minimum class of licence you require, and what, if any, endorsements and / or experience you may need. Please note that this is a free service to the transport industry as the NRC team want to see all of the available drivers back into work as soon as it is possible, so we are doing our bit to help make this happen.

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