Milestones

2020

Corridor Empowerment Project moved to new premises in February 2020; Lakefield Avenue, Lakefield, Benoni. Trucking Wellness assisted Tzu Chi South Africa with delivery of Rice donations to Feed Rural KZN to help under privileged families. The Road Freight Association (RFA) spearheaded the project to distribute rice secured from Thailand through the Trucking Wellness Programme (TWP). This initiative of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI), did not hesitate to offer one of its vehicles and drivers to make the delivery to Mbazwana. CEP purchased 20 x UV Sterilize Ceiling lights for the nurse’s room for use of sterilization and disinfection. It is effective for viruses and bacteria. New nurse was appointed at Cape Town Clinic on 5 October 2020. HIV Counselling and Testing APP for Trucking Wellness used in mobiles was improved the current APP and roll out to Wellness Clinics commenced September 2020. The APP facilitates quality insurance in the health screening process and accurate real-time data capturing required for reporting to the NBCRFLI. Mrs. Judith Bester travelled to each clinic to provide training to the staff. 16 Clinics received training in 2020.

2019

Trucking Wellness Celebrated 20 Years. Continuous Quality Improvement Activities and in-service training: Three nurses participated in a dispensing course facilitated by the Health Science Academy, 25 February to 1 March 2019.  A further 3 nurses information was submitted for dispensing licence to the Department of Health.22 Mobile staff participated in a HIV Counselling and Testing quality assurance training facilitated by FPD on 29 & 30 January 2019. New coordinator was appointed at Kokstad Clinic on 1 March 2019. New Clinic Container was delivered on 5 February 2019 at Mooriver. Annual Employee workshop was held from 25 to 28 March 2019.

2018

Trucking Wellness attended the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 23 to 27 July 2018. Trucking Wellness applied for dispensing licenses for all nurses in April 2018. Unitrans became a partner of the Trucking Wellness Programme. Partnership formed with Fleetwatch Magazine “Your Truck Your Gym”.

2017

CEP arranged and paid for 5 nurses to attend a dispensing course (Zeerust, Hanover, Kokstad, Warden and Colesburg) from 29 May to 2 June 2017 which they successfully passed. A cloud-based capturing system was introduced to the Wellness Mobiles and started producing reports as at end September 2017. Trucking Wellness attended the Southern African AIDS Conference in Durban from 13 to 15 June 2017. CEP revamped and installed newly developed branding for the Roadside Wellness Clinics. Patrick O’Leary from Fleetwatch Magazine was appointed as a Non-Executive Board member.

2016

Finalization of revamped Roadside Clinics: Marianhill, Warden, Villiers, Kokstad, Port Elizabeth, East London and Roodekop completed by July 2016. Trucking Wellness attended the World Aids Conference in Durban from 18 to 22 July 2016. Establishment of Quality Assurance Nurses Committee.

2015

Five Ford Rangers and two Mercedes-Benz Vito are purchased

2014

21 747 HIV tests are conducted

2013

16 663 HIV tests are conducted

2012

Trucking Wellness established a “Wellness Working Committee”

2011

The 22nd Roadside Wellness Center opened

2010

Formalization of partnership with Mercedes-Benz South Africa

2009

Fith Mobile Wellness Center is introduced

2008

Trucking Against Aids Programme is rebranded as Trucking Wellness

2007

Two additional Wellness Centers are established

2006

Corridor Empowerment Project (CEP) is introduced with industry approval

2005

Two additional centers are established

2004

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) begins funding

2003

First Mobile Wellness Center is introduced into the programme

2002

Imperial Logistics and UTI become sponsors of various Wellness Centers

2001

Two additional Centers are established

2000

First Wellness Center is established

1999

Trucking against AIDS programme is launched.