Transporting New Zealand’s Diversity Toolbox is a set of practical tools and resources for road freight operators. The Toolbox, supported by Teletrac Navman New Zealand, emphasises how a diverse and well supported workforce is key to all businesses’ long-term success. The Toolbox is the latest element of the Driving Change Diversity Programme, sitting within Te ara ki tua Road to success.

Whether diversity is already a priority for your business, or you’re taking some first steps, the guidance and associated workplace resources will be a helpful reference. As well as directly benefiting your team members, diversity and inclusion can help address driver shortages, staff turnover and increase productivity. The resources are available for download, or we can send a free set of Toolbox resources straight to your business address.

Driver Recruitment Guide

A guide to making your job advertisements, position descriptions and interviewing practices appeal to a wider pool of applicants. With conservative estimates putting the current truck driver shortage at 2,400 (via PerformX Aotearoa), road freight businesses need to be casting a wide net.

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Encouraging Employees to Speak Up Pamphlet

A best practice pamphlet for employers, providing guidance about how to encourage your staff to proactively raise issues with management. Having good systems in place for your staff to raise any issues they might be experiencing is a key aspect of an inclusive workplace. It’s often hard to be the one to speak up about discriminatory or unsafe behaviour at work, but this can be even tougher for some workplace minorities.

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Speak Up Poster Templates

A set of customisable workplace posters setting out a simple process for how to speak up in the workplace. This identifies unacceptable conduct (ranging from racist and sexist behaviour, to health and safety concerns), sets out what complainants can expect from their employer, as well as the correct supervisor or manager to contact. It’s a great option to display in break areas or staff kitchen.

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Supporting Your Employees Booklet

The “Supporting Your Employees” booklet is an easy 8-page read, focusing on three issues that will be familiar to many industry operators already: bullying, mental health and supporting neurodiverse employees. There is also a series of step-by-step processes that employers can compare against what they might be doing currently.

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Order Your Diversity Toolbox

Professionally printed copies of each Toolbox resource. Free postage to New Zealand postal addresses.

Driving Change 2022 - Diversity Champions

The programme is an initiative sponsored by Teletrac Navman and proudly supported by Transporting New Zealand and the Australian Transport Association to address what the industry recognises is a workforce that doesn’t accurately reflect the diversity of New Zealand and New Zealanders today.

Te ara ki tua Road to success Driving Change Diversity Programme brings a two-fold approach to creating a diverse and inclusive transport business. First, it showcases diversity stories to the transport industry and wider community. Honest life stories of participants promote a positive perception of the industry and encourage new entrants into the workforce. Second, through a dynamic network of like-minded individuals and a valuable package of professional development opportunities to build the right skills for participants, the programme teaches them how to embrace and celebrate a unique workforce.

David Smith, Chair of the ATA, says: “When done properly, diversity can be a game-changer in the professional world. It’s increasingly important for transport companies realise diversity as an asset that they should rely on and embrace. We’re pleased to partner with Teletrac Navman and Transporting New Zealand to launch a meaningful initiative to enact positive change in the industry.”

Megan Duncan, Director of Director of Global Marketing Operations, Teletrac Navman, has high hopes for this year’s cohort. “As the programme promotes diversity, it’s a joy to see a diverse group of participants. It shows that awareness is getting better and better with time, and there have been more transport companies trying to make genuine commitments to equal opportunities.”

Biographies of the program participants are below.