Wellbeing & Business: Working in the trucking industry can be rewarding, but it also comes with its own challenges and pressures. We’re committed to supporting transport operators, weather you’re an employer, employee, or owner-operator.

Workplace or industry related health and wellness issues

If you’re experiencing work related issues like stress, burnout, financial or other business pressures:

  • Contact one of our four regional sector advisors for a friendly, confidential discussion about what’s going on. This confidential service is open to both members and non-members.
  • If you have a concern about an unsafe or unhealthy work situation that could lead to a death or serious injury or illness, then you can contact WorkSafe and raise your concerns.
  • Members can also access free, no-obligation consultations with leading health and safety and business service providers (Safer Business Solutions and Redvespa). You can contact our Membership Manager Fiona McDonagh with any questions.
  • Our members can receive a free 15 minute legal consultation from Wynn Williams, a leading national law firm. This can help nip issues in the bud and keep costs to a minimum. Call 03 379 7622 or email amanda.douglas@wynnwilliams.co.nz with the subject line: Transporting NZ Ask a Lawyer.
  • Experiencing financial pressure? IRD may be able to provide your business with some financial assistance.
    • Applications for the COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme are open until 31 December 2023. This scheme offers interest free and lower interest lending to small to medium businesses and organisations struggling with a loss of actual revenue due to COVID-19.
    • IRD has information about other tax relief and income assistance available here.
  • Take a look at our 5-step Wellbeing Warrant of Fitness for ideas about how to increase the resiliency of your business.