In­surer does its bit for driv­ers

Big Rigs - - READER CORNER -

LEAD­ING truck­ing in­surer NTI is adding its voice to over­haul­ing en­try re­quire­ments for younger driv­ers.

Mike Ed­monds, NTI’s gen­eral man­ager com­mer­cial, said one way NTI works with busi­ness own­ers and op­er­a­tors to en­cour­age the next gen­er­a­tion of op­er­a­tors to come on board, is to work case by case and agree on path­ways to com­pe­tency.

“The chal­lenges young driv­ers face gen­er­ally ap­ply to in­ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers of all ages. Our work in this space has seen NTI over­haul our driver ac­cep­tance cri­te­ria to at­tract not only young tal­ent, but more tal­ent,” Mr Ed­monds said.

“Freight move­ment is be­com­ing more com­plex, so it’s also im­por­tant to sup­port con­tin­ual driver ed­u­ca­tion and skills de­vel­op­ment. That’s what keeps op­er­a­tors pro­gress­ing through ve­hi­cle con­fig­u­ra­tions and spe­cialised freight move­ment.”

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