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MBSA to offer free driver training for Transport Month

2016-08-04 14:25
One of the rigs which will be used in the complimentary driver training programme being offered by MBSA during Transport Month is the magnificent FleetBoard Driver Training taut-liner linked here to a Mercedes-Benz Actros.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will be participating proactively in Transport Month this October by offering complimentary truck driver training. This is applicable not only for its Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B) customers but as well as brands from other original equipment manufacturers.

Transport Month is held every year as an initiative of the Department of Transport and this year’s campaign will kick off on October 1st. The initiative is used to raise awareness on the importance of transport to the local economy and also encourages participation from civil society and business, including the provision of a safe and more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system in the country. In addition, October is also used to showcase the progress achieved in various transport programmes and projects.

“South Africa’s road death tolls are ranked as some of the highest in the world, and unfortunately, commercial vehicles are part of the problem. As MBSA, represented by all our brands which include Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Buses and Vans; FUSO Trucks; Freightliner Trucks and Western Star, we are playing a critical part by offering complimentary driver training,” says Rowlands Peters, the head of FleetBoard South Africa, which is undertaking the campaign.

“As FleetBoard, our motto is ‘Trained. Tested. Trusted.’ and that is exactly the calibre of drivers we aim to produce by offering complimentary driver training. A well-trained, tested and trusted driver is a safer one and that has a direct and positive impact on road safety.”

“As we embark on this mission, one of the most important tools we have is FleetBoard, which is Daimler’s driver and vehicle management system. This means that we’ve been able to gather a great amount of data on trends in the local trucking sector and this allows us to train drivers to be among the best and safest in the world,” adds Peters.

To book for MBSA’s complimentary driver training, contact Megenthran Naidoo by sending an e-mail to megenthran.naidoo@daimler.com or by calling 012-677-1744. Terms and conditions apply.

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