Training of Drivers

SA Logistics has trained over 5,000 drivers from more than 50 organisations mainly from NGOs and corporates and a few Government bodies. The trainees range form company drivers to senior executives; from motorcycle riders to heavy goods vehicle drivers; and from newly licensed drivers to drivers with over 40 years' experience. As senior executives normally have little time, special arrangements are made to fit in their schedules. Attached in Annex C are the reference contracts from Organisations that have received similar training from SA Logistics and licenses form various Authorities.

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCES




Below are details of some recent specific assignments that SA Logistics has undertaken in defensive driving and riders' training. Other experiences can be found in the firm profile in Annex F or from the following link to our website http://www.salogistics.co.ug/

United Nations MONUSCO: SA Logistics trains the UNs MONUSCO mission drivers. These are senior driver mostly involved in driving trucks to DRC and South Sudan and are required to drive to international standards, which SA Logistics achieved. Contact: Olivia 039831245000

CNOCC Uganda: We train their drivers to drive in the exploration camps and in Kampala. They are mainly 4WD drivers employed from upcountry. SA Logistics has improved their driving as demonstrated by the risk assessment reports. Contact Ivan: 0772798160

Brittania Allied Industries; are manufacturers and distributers of FMCG like fruit juices and mineral water with a distribution fleet of over 50 trucks. We train their fleet drivers every 3 years in road safety. Contact: HRM 0772 624788

Hertz Uganda is a self-drive car rental organisation, we recently trained 15 of their fleet drivers in defensive driving and roadside First Aid. Contact: Ali Razwan 0772 221415

Unilever-Uganda is the distributor of leading household brands like Omo and sunlight. Although the company does NOT own a fleet of vehicles, employees use their personal vehicles for work and to commute to and from work. In line with their "value life value safety policy", the company was concerned for its employees safety on the road and SA Logistics recently trained Unilever staff and all their distributors' drivers to gain a deep understanding of perception and recognition of hazards for accident avoidance. Contact: Geoffrey Health & Safety Manager 0312 226200

UNOCHA-Uganda (United Nations' Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) - SA Logistics successfully trained UNOCHA staff in defensive driving. The training was undertaken at the Ankrah Foundation Hotel in Mukono, Uganda. Contact: UNOCHA Ruth Towers, Kampala, Uganda

Uganda Breweries Limited is the brewer and distributor of Bell, Tusker and Pilsner Lagers in Uganda. The company uses a fleet of over 100 trucks, 50 motorcycles and 50 pickups. They were concerned about the high accident rate especially with trucks. SA Logistics undertook a needs assessment and trained all their drivers at the Luzira plant in a series of groups that were chosen according to type of vehicle and nature of work. The trainees also included motorcycle riders. Accidents reduced by 75 percent after the training. Contact: Gabriel Safety manager 0752-427716

MercyCorps & Zoa - are NGOs that had a combined training in Pader, Northern Uganda with a fleet of over 30 vehicles. Most of the vehicles are driven by outreach counsellors' upcountry. Some were ladies and the work was viewed primarily as counselling yet they spent 65% of their time driving. Many were relatively new on the road and unfamiliar with the 4wd type of vehicles they were using. SA Logistics trained them and the clutch handling immediately improved and the accidents reduced. Diallo 0392-703721

PACE-Uganda (Formerly Population Services International-PSI) is an NGO with a fleet of about 60 vehicles dealing with AIDS awareness and control. Most of the vehicles are driven by outreach counsellors' upcountry. Some were ladies and the work was viewed primarily as counselling yet they spent 65% of their time driving. Many were relatively new on the road and unfamiliar with the 4wd type of vehicles they were using. SA Logistics trained them and the clutch handling immediately improved and the accidents reduced. Contact: fleet manager: Sam Kigundu 0414-232905

National Water & Sewerage Corporation ;the corporation has a fleet of over 120 vehicles and 150 motorcycles. They found that most of their motorcycle riders were not licensed although they were experienced. This was illegal and dangerous. SA Logistics trained the motorcycle riders for licensing and also trained its drivers in defensive driving. Contact: The transport manager JamesAkena 0414-257800

Umeme Limited is the electricity distribution company with a fleet of over 200 vehicles and 200 motorcycles. SA Logistics successfully trained their drivers and riders in accident prevention as part of their health and safety campaign to reduce accidents. SA Logistics also trained their learner riders for licensing. The trainees included lady riders with no prior riding experiences. Contact: Julius Health and safety manager 0774-006387

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