Insurer does its bit for drivers
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.”