TruckR has been built for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR), in partnership with Road Transport Association New Zealand (RTANZ) and Green Signal, as a smart solution to assist the freight industry with travel planning.
TruckR was designed and built by Webtools to help truck drivers travelling on the alternate Picton to Christchurch route after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The area has now been increased to also provide information and alerts for SH1 from Picton to Dunedin.
The app highlights stopping areas suitable for 20 metre trucks, passing lanes, trailer swap areas, one lane bridges, along with petrol stations, accommodation, food outlets, and public toilets. Given the large portions of the route with limited cellular coverage, all map features are available offline.
It also connects to the Transport Agency Traffic Road Event Information System (TREIS) alert system, giving you up to date information about road works, crashes, and road closures.
“At Hilton Haulage we hold safety and the protection of our people as a core value so the TruckR app is a great tool for us.” - Alle Worner, General Manager - People, Safety & Quality, Hilton Haulage
“Great app. Would be excellent if it covered the rest of the South island.” - Google Play review