Engen continues its Driver Wellness Campaign
, in partnership with the Trucking Wellness, in October, a fitting month for such an exercise, as it is Transport Month. Cape Town will see the campaign pursue its objective of raising awareness around health issues that have a direct impact on road safety.
Truck drivers in the Western Cape passing the Engen Kempston Truck Stop in Epping earlier this month, underwent screening tests and counselling for diabetes and HIV and AIDS. This truck stop is one of many stops around the country where the drivers rest overnight, after spending long hours on the road during the day.
"As Engen, we are pleased to continue playing a role in informing, educating and raising awareness of the impact of these chronic diseases on road safety and also encouraging those that are healthy to maintain their healthy lifestyle and take adequate precautions moving forward," says Khanyisa Balfour, group corporate social investment manager at Engen.
"It is reassuring to note that most drivers are screened for their personal wellbeing and for the safety of fellow road users."