Skills development

Imperial implements stringent driver training

Imperial Trucks  (283).jpg

Lucky Maluleke, HSS Executive of Imperial Logistics, explains the rationale behind the new, driver training policy: “Our high quality drivers have always been the backbone of our transportation service offering. By establishing a systematic and standardised approach for the assessment and training of new and current drivers, we aim to further enhance their quality and efficiency, and optimise our contribution to reducing the number of accidents and incidents on South African roads.”

Imperial’s new policy includes minimum training standards for all of the group’s drivers, and incorporates a pre-employment procedure, formal induction training, compulsory annual refresher training programmes and continuous improvement courses for drivers.

Maluleke stresses that the policy takes Imperial’s unwavering commitment to road safety to a new level. Driving skills are just one element of Imperial’s approach, he notes, and adds that the group has also put the health and wellbeing of drivers under the spotlight. “In addition to pre-employment medical assessments, Imperial drivers will undergo regular wellness-focused training, including workshops on fatigue management, HIV/Aids and personal financial wellbeing.

“Our continuous improvement training includes modules on incident and accident root causes and customer care. In addition, planned and unplanned job observation has been provided for, as well as ongoing defensive driving training,” he expands. “Invaluable learning resources have been produced for our group companies and their drivers, including defensive driving and fatigue management resources.”

“This policy complements the activities that form part of the Imperial Road Safety campaign, through which the group, as one of South Africa’s biggest road users and a leader in mobility, aims to promote road safety in every respect,” Maluleke concludes.

Media release

 

 

 

 

 

Imperial Trucks  (343).jpg
comments powered by Disqus

R1
R1

This edition

Issue 64
Current


Archive


RoadAhead_Mag Goodyear South Africa hosts a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to unveil its state-of-the-art machinery… https://t.co/XK6OLJJen3 3 days - reply - retweet - favorite

RoadAhead_Mag Mitsubishi Motors SA unveils tough-looking Triton Xtreme Limited Edition https://t.co/K6QtZzMp8k https://t.co/TCtXGgHfCB 10 days - reply - retweet - favorite

RoadAhead_Mag Busses and extra heavies carried local truck market in November https://t.co/gipyGlFjTt https://t.co/1LxzZ8VQZU 11 days - reply - retweet - favorite