The TruckR app was designed to help truck drivers travelling on the alternate Picton to Christchurch route after the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.
The app highlights stopping areas suitable for 20 metre trucks, passing lanes, trailer swap areas, one lane bridges, and places with limited cellular coverage along the route, along with petrol stations, food outlets and public toilets.
It also connects to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Traffic Road Event Information System (TREIS) alert system, giving you up to date information about road works, crashes and road closures.
TruckR users can open the app and plan their journey before they start, or pull over and check information on the way, as the map features can operate without mobile phone coverage.
TruckR is being trialled by the freight industry, with plans underway to include the State Highway 1 Kaikōura Road.
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TruckR newsletter [PDF, 573 KB]
TruckR A3 poster [PDF, 623 KB]