Driver Education The Future
In a recent Big Rigs article Charles Knight of Kim Pearson Transport explains how they are in the business of educating and training their drivers.
Much of the industry is waiting with baited breath to see what this millennial generation is going to be like in regards to the uptake of jobs that "no one wants to do". When it comes to the transport industry, years of unfortunate marketing and jargon of the "truckie" doesn't help an industry which is truly the backbone of the Australian economy.
"The training is so different to what I'm used to. A lot of companies I've worked for, it's just sign this, sign this, now go to work, this one they're actually teaching you the right way to do things rather than letting you second-guess; if something isn't right or something's broken that you haven't checked because you didn't know to check it." - Matthew Maitland, new trainees in the program.
In an attempt to curb a less than true image of Carriers nationwide, seeing transport companies provide education and training for their new drivers is a step in the right direction. Word of mouth spreads like wildfire, and if a new generation of Carriers begin to share their positive experiences with their mates then it can change the social landscape, and ultimately the future Australian economy.
You can read the full article here.
Source: Big Rigs