Driver trainers give support

In its latest link up with Transaid, Hoyer seconded one of its most senior driver trainers, Chris Hill, to a professional driver training project at Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

“We’re delighted to support the excellent work Transaid undertakes,” said operations director Allan Davidson. “We truly believe that the work undertaken by Transaid to assist with transport management and to develop driver training in developing countries has made a real difference in improving road safety in Zambia and Tanzania.

“Our driver trainers have contributed significantly to this worthwhile cause and have openly admitted that the experience has not only developed them professionally but also from a personal perspective.

Chris Hill, who is based at Hoyer’s Hythe terminal, commented: “It was a busy two weeks covering a variety of training, mainly focusing on driving the LGV 1 and practicing the reverse exercise, with classroom training as well all the trainees were very grateful of the training they were given and fully endorsed what was been put across to them.”

Despite the challenges of limited availability of equipment that might be considered standard in the UK, being able to make improvements in driver technique and to improve the handling of dangerous goods has proved to be personally and professionally fulfilling for trainers.

“In order for Transaid to keep improving road safety in Africa it’s vital that we can work with companies such as Hoyer Petrolog,” said Transaid’s acting chief executive Caroline Barber. “We’re extremely grateful to the company for their continued support and for offering their time and skills to develop the expertise of trainers at the National Institute of Transport which ultimately helps to address dramatic statistics and save many lives.”