Driver Fitness

Daylight+: Biologically effective light improves the alertness of truck drivers and enhances safety

Daylight+: Biologically effective light improves the alertness of truck drivers and enhances safety

Research team at Daimler AG investigated the effects of additional light on the mental perception and performance of truck drivers Objective and subjective improvement of well-being and concentration Daylight+ represents a further step towards enhancing road safety They spend days or even weeks in their truck. Most of the time, long-distance […]

Skilled drivers deliver outstanding performance

Skilled drivers deliver outstanding performance

Driver of the Year initiative contributes to skills development, safety and cost saving within the transport industry The South African economy relies heavily on the transport industry to enable growth and satisfy national demand for goods, with approximately 80% of all freight transported done so on our national roads. Locally, […]

Ctrack and Highway Heroes campaign to address common misconceptions about truck drivers

Ctrack and Highway Heroes campaign to address common misconceptions about truck drivers

With the second annual Highway Heroes driver campaign currently underway, Ctrack wishes to stress the importance of how this initiative can help change common misconceptions motorists may have about truck drivers’ behaviour on our roads. The campaign, hosted by Regent Commercial Vehicle Insurance (RCV), aims to recognise and award those […]

Transport Month – Do drivers know how to stay alert and healthy?

Transport Month – Do drivers know how to stay alert and healthy?

Eight tips for On-The-Road Health and Safety Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 October 2016 –Crashes involving trucks and buses are a daily reality in South Africa – with collisions being caused by anything from fatigue to driving under the influence of alcohol. Chris Barry, MD of HCV (Commercial Vehicle Underwriting) says […]

How Healthy is Your Truck Driver and his fellow Truckers?

How Healthy is Your Truck Driver and his fellow Truckers?

Brilliant work is done daily by Trucking Wellness to ensure the physical safety of our truck drivers across South Africa! The Trucking Wellness Programme was launched in 1999 and is an initiative of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI). It is a primary healthcare […]

Truck driver wellness benefits from partnerships

Truck driver wellness benefits from partnerships

MBSA has been a proud supporter of Trucking Wellness for many years. In 2009, this support was entrenched through the formation of a long-term partnership, which aims to significantly increase and strengthen the work of Trucking Wellness in targeted areas. The objective is to create a platform for encouraging a healthy lifestyle amongst […]

A Driver prone to Road Rage should not be Driving a Truck

A Driver prone to Road Rage should not be Driving a Truck

Don’t offend When surveys ask drivers what angers them most, the results are remarkably consistent. A few specific behaviors seem unusually likely to enrage other drivers. You can protect yourself by avoiding them: Cutting off. When you merge, make sure you have plenty of room. Use your turn signal to show your intentions […]