The South African government declared October as National Transport Month in 2005 to raise awareness on the crucial role of transport in the economy. The annual initiative is also used to encourage participation from civil society and business to promote a safe and more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system. In support of the objectives of this year’s Transport Month, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has heeded the government’s call and is offering complimentary driver training to 200 Mercedes-Benz truck drivers. The training, according to the company, can be booked immediately and runs until the end of the year. The selected drivers’ skills will be honed by the company’s fleet arm, FleetBoard Professional Driver Training, which provides tailor-made, high quality training programmes that contribute to the drivers’ development. By producing safer drivers through training, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FleetBoard will be playing a pivotal role in the reduction of carnage. Improved road ...

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