Arrival of Trucks and Trailers Increases Training Capacity

Two trucks, a trailer and a container have arrived at the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Lusaka, Zambia to further the development of the Professional Driver Training Project.

The vehicles donated by MAN Truck and Bus and Britcom International were shipped to South Africa by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and also contained spare parts for the existing vehicles at the centre.

This marks the third donation of its kind, enabling students to benefit from even more practical training. The addition of a third trailer and a container will now give drivers the added experience of practical driving with a physical load. This experience is vital to creating safer drivers who are more risk aware, especially when carrying loads of up to 50 tons of steel.

To date the project has trained over 1000 drivers and has now begun training Transport Managers which is the next step to improving driver training capacity.  Transaid was also nominated as a Third Sector Awards 2010 Finalist under the category of small charity, big achiever for the success of the Professional Driver Training Project.