In 2017, NTI embarked on a nine month community engagement project that brought together members of the transport and insurance sectors, industry associations and wider community to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
NTI has a history of supporting MND research, following the diagnosis of NTI's former CEO, Mr Wayne Paterson.
The linchpin for this project was the full restoration of a 1946 International Model K5 Rigid Truck, which was then raffled.
The fully restored, operational truck was a culmination of time, skill and resources of over 50 suppliers, partners and industry affiliates. It presented opportunities for these parties and our customers, to interact in a new way.
The entire project was documented and shared via a 5 part web documentary series titled “nti Truck Restoration: A Green Diamond in the Rough” (paying homage to the engine type ‘Green Diamond’),
The final reveal of the fully restored truck, and raffle draw occurred Friday 15 September, 2017, in Brisbane’s King George Square. The occasion was hosted by Triple M and radio host Greg “Marto” Martin and culminated with the launch of nti’s new online community - Truck Assist Club.
The campaign garnered national print, radio and digital media attention.
The sum of funds raised by the project via raffle ticket sales totalled $55,020.