EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS TO SAFELY HAUL YOUR VEHICLE AND ITS PRECIOUS CARGOexplorer2021-12-09T14:48:41+00:00
Drivers are a vital cog in the running of any business. Indeed, they are indispensable in the overall scheme of things. Not only must we use drivers to get from one place to the next. They also help move our personal effects and sundry cargo around to help facilitate our commercial interests.
Given their essential services, we all require drivers who put safety first. The drivers’ safety and other road users depend on the awareness of what’s happening around them and their ability to control the position and speed of their vehicles relative to everything else on the road.
We all know that any collision or even a near miss is often the result of a lapse in driving ability or sheer negligence. That’s why we ensure that you don’t experience such collisions by helping you and your business get the best drivers available anywhere. Our truck drivers, in particular, have a keen awareness of all the factors that affect excellent or impaired driving. Their capabilities are topnotch, and they are quick learners of the mechanical characteristics of any vehicle and quick studies of the road and traffic conditions.
Our truck drivers have a level of professionalism that guides their systematic approach to delivering on excellent transport while avoiding hazards that reduce your business viability. As a result, our drivers increase your business’s commerciality and improve safety by giving you more time to react in favour of your benefits in complex situations.
Trucks are designed to transport heavy and oversized cargo, overlong and short distances. Due to this, they are expensive to acquire and maintain. Again, their load usually is costly, perishable, and precious to the extent that it must be handled with care. As a result of being fragile, it is always essential to be moved. The trucks differ in size, manoeuvrability, manageability, and power.
You thus need an excellent driver to manage this vital asset. A driver must understand the nature of any vehicle they drive, whether a new or modern or a more extensive or older vehicle.
The driver must understand the fundamental design and the extra features built into a vehicle. That’s because a good driver knows that these features all affect its capabilities. Again, a good truck driver understands fully that, as a vehicle’s design and its safety technology become more and more sophisticated, it would be impossible for an ill-equipped driver to appreciate the range of its variations in, for example,
wheel-drive, transmission, adaptive suspension, and active safety features.
Good drivers know their specific vehicle’s characteristics. They also adapt their driving to them; they also endeavour to gain a working grasp of the manufacturer’s guidance for every car they drive.
Unfortunately, many truck owners and truck drivers underestimate the value of these machines until something goes terribly and irreparably wrong.
It is true; a good truck driver is as rare as snow in a sauna. But, to be honest, and without any exaggerations this time, we state that experienced truck drivers are not that many. That’s because they don’t last in jobs; their shelf life is minimal. And the turnover rate is equally unfortunate.
The secret to good truck drivers is experience and character. However, those are the essential definitive qualities of a good truck driver. Much more is involved. They have a willingness of a driver, no matter how experienced, to learn and grow as a driver who adapts and responds to all driving situations and techniques.
A good driver is aware that vehicles and driving conditions are constantly changing. And therefore, their driving competencies need to keep pace with these changes; otherwise, they could become outdated and even dangerous to themselves and those they drive.
A good driver constantly reviews and, where necessary, adapts their driving abilities (while never losing their core principles) to circumstances. As a result, they maintain high standards and continually improve their performance. Every time they drive, they thus use the journey as an opportunity to develop their driving abilities.
You know what? Driving is way too important to us to be left to the drivers alone, so we need to give you specifics. A crash course, as it were, in what good driving means.
Apart from what we have just told you, we’ll add that driver training at all levels must embody several soft skills, so to speak, which are shaped by the effects of human factors.
These factors are personality, attitudes, state of mind, and emotions. These all combine to have a massive effect on a driver’s driving abilities. Statistics show that all these factors strongly influence how safe a driver is on the road.
Thus, a driver, being human, has qualities and experiences which shape their characteristics. This shaping affects how they approach or use technical skills, how they use a vehicle, how they respond to traffic conditions and other road users, and how they deal with the sometimes-crushing demands of a particular journey and the job of driving.
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How a good driver or any driver acquits themselves of these factors supports their awareness of personal risks and self-assessment, self-growth, and self-learning abilities.
To be sure, a driver’s ability to honestly self-assess their driving performance and learn from each experience is the most critical skill of all. Without this, a driver cannot make the transition to becoming a better driver.
The Competencies Of Our Drivers
The number one competency of our drivers is their willingness to go that extra mile for their customers, whether literally or metaphorically, with no additional cost or hassle to our customers.
They exhibit a level of professionalism that is underlined by the spirit of service above self. So, they are patient, obedient, calm, and well-mannered, and tailored to your business.
More Specifically, However, The Qualities Of Our Safe And Competent Drivers Are:
critical and honest self-awareness and understanding of their
personal characteristics, attitudes, and behaviour, which are
necessary for safe driving;
taking action to keep identified risks to a minimum;
awareness of their limitations and those of the vehicle and the road;
awareness of the risks inherent in particular road and traffic situations;
concentration and good observation;
continuously matching the vehicle’s direction and speed to the
skillful use of vehicle controls.
Our drivers can quickly adapt to emergency services when the need arises; they thus never panic where other lesser drivers do. Therefore, our drivers must be seen to be exemplary drivers because they are.
Their attitude towards their driving is critical. If public members have noticed such attitude as good, it influences our drivers to do even better. Our drivers are aware that they are seen as role models in their field and can thereby influence the behavior of other drivers for the better.
This is what we call the knock-on effect of our services: If other drivers see us with a courteous attitude, devotion to duty, and an obvious safety concern, they’re more likely to behave in the same way.
We go all the way to search and recruit those quality drivers who understand the challenge of truck driving.
We promise that our drivers will follow several core competencies that serve as the very basis of our drivers’ abilities.
Before our drivers press any brakes or rev any engine, they need to develop several competencies to the highest possible standards, and these competencies are:
the knowledge and skills to drive safely on the roads to ensure safety and efficiency in the discharge of their duties;
an understanding of factors that escalate the risk of a collision or cause any loss/damage to our client’s property or effects;
the ability to accurately assess their driving behaviour to grow to the level of brilliance we demand and you expect.
As truck drivers, our drivers’ every working life is characterized by the number and variety of tasks they must carry out to serve our customers better. These duties are often carried out within a single shift.
Whatever the driving task, however, our drivers are expected to maintain the highest possible standard of driving and to complete the task at hand
calmly and efficiently to maximize the customer’s benefits.
As well as the several core competencies stated above, there are task-specific competencies that are particularly important for the operational effectiveness of our truck drivers.
Competencies Of Good Truck Drivers
multi-tasking – being able to carry out several demanding driving tasks
at the same time and with equal accuracy and efficiency;
alertness and total commitment – being vigilant and remaining focused to execute each task to the hilt while foreseeing and forestalling potential hazards early and leaving nothing to chance;
attention distribution – our drivers are experts at splitting their attention across all aspects of a driving task;
situational awareness – our drivers use all their senses to build up an accurate mental picture of the operational environment, what the customers need, and what they should do to respond to the same;
anticipation – using their observational skills and driving experience, our drivers know how to anticipate what the customer needs and ensure that what is required is done efficiently and effectively;
planning – our drivers are also planners who use their planning precisely for making rapid and accurate decisions throughout the task at hand;
making judgments – when it comes to making judgment calls, our drivers are brilliant at judging situations accurately and taking the best, cheapest, and most appropriate action.
WHY DO WE HAVE THE BEST DATABASE OF THE BEST UGANDA TRUCK DRIVERS
We vet only reliable drivers for the job
Our drivers have a spotless driving record. That’s because we check each driver’s driving history for form and action.
We check and crosscheck for the alertness and behaviour of our truck drivers.
Of course, the health habits of our drivers must gel with the highest traditions of quality service.
The ability to communicate with those you serve is premium, so our drivers must be good communicators.
And our drivers must be mechanically savvy. The big machines can be mechanically stubborn, and the driver must know the primary treatment of the same.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR TRUCK DRIVERS
Our applicants must satisfy the following basic minimum qualifications for truck driving.
Applicants must be at least 30 years old
Applicants must have a valid national ID
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license
Applicants must be able to obtain a Ugandan passport
Applicants must provide no less than two years of driving work
Previous employers’ references will be checked and verified
Applicants must show stable work history and good references (for experienced drivers no more than three employers in last year)