TruckR is an app designed to help truck drivers travelling on the alternate Picton to Christchurch route after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.
The TruckR 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 Transport Agency 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 Kaikoura Road. As a trial your feedback is appreciated.