Text: Juliane Gringer
Photos: Anna Kuzynin, Truckers Life Foundation, KRAVAG Truck Parking
Anna Kuzynin tackles grievances in the transport industry head-on – both professionally and voluntarily. Since the shortage of parking spaces makes work extremely difficult for truck drivers, she is now campaigning for more truck parking spaces as Key Account Manager at KRAVAG Truck Parking.
Little tokens of appreciation and humanity
Her first step was a refusal to simply drive past the truckers. She regularly pulled over to take coffee to the drivers and chat with them. She also always has a snack and a note ready for the delivery drivers who who bring parcels to her home, which simply says “Thank you for your work!”. Little tokens of appreciation and humanity. The 49-year-old eventually decided to make a career of tackling the issue. In December 2022, she started working as Key Account Manager at KRAVAG Truck Parking, where she is committed to creating new parking spaces.
The KRAVAG insurance company’s initiative involves the provision of shared parking spaces for trucks – haulage companies can offer free parking on their premises, which drivers or dispatchers can book conveniently via an app. “You can’t conjure up the required 40,000 parking spaces in Germany overnight, but small steps are hugely important,” explains Kuzynin. Initially, she concentrated on making contacts. “In the first few weeks in my new job, I made hundreds of phone calls and chatted to lots of people.” Among them was Christina von Haugwitz from PROFI (Pro Fahrer-Image – association for professional drivers). “I think we’re going to achieve a lot together this year.”
Commitment to health and wellbeing
»Every additional parking space we can organise counts”. I feel like I’m doing something good and can change the transport world a little.«
Anna Kuzynin, Key Account Manager at KRAVAG Truck Parking