Professional drivers are the heart beat of our economy. They are expected to drive safely in conditions and in vehicles that most car drivers would have difficulty imagining. They are placed under significant time pressures, expected to deliver goods safely to their destination and deal with the current phobia around foreign drivers, the burning of trucks and general lawlessness within South Africa and some surrounding countries.
Employers owe it to their drivers, their shareholders and the road going public to equip drivers with not only functional driving skills and roadworthy vehicles, but behavioural driving safety programmes and tools that make individual drivers, conscious defensive drivers and therefor safer drivers.
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