Driver training is one of the main bearings in the engine of economy and safety. Paired with telematics it ekes out all the incremental gains. But elsewhere in the world, driver training has a more basic function. Ian Norwell reports from Transaid’s Zambian projects. Transaid’s work is well known to most MT readers – its goal is that no driver should leave for work with a high probability of not coming home. In most of sub-Saharan Africa, deaths and serious […]
Driving a truck or bus in southern Africa is a dangerous occupation, and raising the standards of driver training is vital to reducing the high death toll from road traffic accidents.
Transaid has secured funding for a professional driver training programme in Ghana, raising standards and expanding training capacity for HGV drivers.
Daughter of driver crushed to death by 1.4 tonne pallet of tiles calls on HSE to set strict pallet weight limits
The daughter of a lorry driver crushed to death by a 1.4 tonne pallet of tiles is calling for HSE to set clear limits on pallet weights and ensure responsibility for safety across the entire supply chain.