Careers & Training

Wodonga TAFE’s free OzTruck app is now live

Wodonga TAFE is proud to announce that its brand new all-in-one app for all things related to trucking and the trucking industry is now live across Australia.

The development of the free app was inspired by the lack of female participation within the transport industry and is just one of the ways Wodonga TAFE and Transport Women Australia aim to help increase female employment within the industry, and to tackle driver shortage issues. 

The relationships both organisations have with industry, and the ongoing review of the app in its development, has helped ensure that all content included is relevant, easy to access and promotes the diversity of the industry.

Some of the content included within the app helps to educate drivers on employee conduct and behaviours, including bullying and harassment. 

The app provides easy access to any support needed by drivers through a range of handy links. 

The app provides easy access to any support needed by drivers through a range of handy links.

Wodonga TAFE CEO, Phil Paterson said, “We’re proud to launch this new initiative alongside our industry partners – it’s an innovative app that will encourage more women to get involved in the industry and increase its professionalism, safety and diversity.”

The OzTruck app has everything you need as a truck driver, from finding the closest fuel station, cheapest fuel prices and the location of rest stops, to planning the most efficient route for your journey. 

An interactive forum allows you to discuss any relevant topics, ask questions about being a truck driver and gives drivers the opportunity to have their questions answered by other drivers in no time.

There are a wide range of learning material topics within the app, allowing you to expand your knowledge base through informative short courses covering lots of useful topics around:

• Work health and safety

• Compliance and regulations

• General mechanics and maintenance of heavy vehicles

• Personal health and wellbeing 

A helpful search tool allows you to search for specific courses such as, ‘Inspection of air brakes’, ‘Refrigerated transportation best practices guide’, or ‘How to change a tyre’. 

Each topic that you access then becomes automatically pinned to your homepage, allowing easy access in the future.

The app is relevant to all drivers, and can act as a fantastic bridge between seasoned drivers and newcomers to the industry, enabling the sharing of a wealth of experience and knowledge.

It is available for Apple and Android devices.

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