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Caltex and Freightlines team up on relief drive

Caltex and Freightlines team up on relief drive for Manawatu farmers

Wellington – Caltex and Freightlines are working together to cart bales of silage donated by farmers from Otorohanga, Northern King Country and Maihihi regions to flooded Manawatu farmers.

Caltex public & government affairs manager Niall Kramer says the initiative came from Otorohanga-based Freightlines managing director Peter Barker. “Peter asked if we’d be able to assist in a flood relief effort. We’re happy to be able to play a small role and provide the fuel for the Freightlines trucks which will be carting the silage. This is a team effort in which many are playing our community-focused role.”

Donations will be co-ordinated from local farmers and Freightlines drivers will be donating their time to drive the trucks to the Manawatu.

“It’s an outstanding effort from the Otorohanga area and Freightlines and we’re extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with them in this initiative,” says Niall Kramer.

He says the trucks will be driving down from the King Country to the Manawatu over the next two to three weekends, and that they are aiming to cart a total of 15 truckloads of silage to provide flood-hit farmers with feed for their stock. - END -

About Caltex & ChevronTexaco:

Caltex is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChevronTexaco, a leader in the global integrated energy business and active in more than 180 countries. ChevronTexaco is the world’s fourth-largest integrated energy company on oil-equivalent reserves (net proven reserves of approximately 11.9 billion barrels of crude oil and natural gas equivalent) and in production (net production of 2.6 million barrels of crude oil and natural gas equivalent per day). It has the capacity to refine more than 2 million barrels per day, sells more than 3.9 million barrels of refined products per day and maintains a worldwide network of 24,000 outlets, including affiliates, under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brands. It ranks among the top three global lubricants companies, is an industry leader in the power and gasification businesses and has extensive technology operations.

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