Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Taking training to Tanzania

Bibby Distribution’s Jon Aspden has completed his second two-week project with Transaid in Africa, training a group of truck driving instructors to deliver better training at the National Institute of Transport in Tanzania.

Some 4,000 people are killed on Tanzania’s roads each year and bus, coach and truck drivers there have historically hit the road without adequate training.

Three Tanzanian truck driving instructors gained an instructor certification as a result of their efforts and Aspden’s help. Their training was split over two weeks, with the first week focused on driving best practice, and the second week on instruction techniques.

Bibby Distribution chief executive Iain Speak said: “Bibby Distribution is a founding member of Transaid because regardless of industry or experience, road safety worldwide is still vital.

“We’re pleased to help out with overseas projects and spread our expertise to save lives, and we’re very proud that our own people are up for the challenges to make a real difference.”