“Our tankers are on the road a lot and we do more than collect milk, if you ask our team, you’ll hear similar stories of helping change tyres for tourists, stopping at accidents, teaching kids about road safety – it’s all in the days work for us.”
Jasmine was thankful Jason could safely help and is glad there are tanker drivers like Jason driving past her community’s farms.
“He did enough to not put himself in danger and made sure to check the road and park the tanker safely out of traffic so very well done and quick thinking.
“Fonterra you should be proud of drivers like this one helping out a small community!”
Barry McColl, GM National Transport and Logistics, says Jason is a prime example of how integral our tanker drivers are to the community, milk deliveries aside.
“As well as picking up our farmers milk our tanker teams can play an important part in our communities, helping school kids learn about road safety, providing support at road accidents where they’re often the first on the scene and in this case fighting fires.
“Jason’s actions are a demonstration of how quick thinking and the right attitude can help avoid a potentially dangerous situation.”