Passengers and goods transport operators are the driving force of mobility. With an economy in real time, what should be the updating needs of transport companies and their workers, especially drivers?
Due to their business nature, drivers can lack the skills and expertise required to maximize the updating needed. Training could be available to fill these needs, but this often requires time out of the services or time away from company which a lot of passengers and goods transport operators cannot do without.
The Portuguese consultancy company, with an experience of 28 years dealing with professional drivers, is aware that through specific training models drivers can reduced road accidents in 50%.
Their offer includes online advanced driving training programme aimed at addressing this issue, helping companies/transport operators with drivers to improve their driving skills. The programme consists on a series of 12 driver training courses with a total of 36 hours that cover key aspects of driving and developed from global best practice from around the world.
These courses contents include road safety, economic driving and company context. The content is delivered in a series of short videos of average 4 minutes duration, e-books, challenges and interactive assessments that can be undertaken anywhere and anytime. Caution was taken with the way subjects were approached, in order to make them suitable to any country in terms of road security, economic driving and business context.
The languages issues can be solved by adding subtitles or recording the voice in the native language of the countries where the partners might come from. The principal markets will be those with Portuguese as official language, Spanish and English.
A project manager could work with those undertaking the training programme, orienting them with the content offer and helping them tailor it to their needs, in order to get the most out of the programme and receive their advanced driver training (ADT) certification.
With a huge lack of drivers in Europe, transport operators have significant difficulties to comply all services and many times lose contracts. They need to do the same tasks, but in a shorter period of time, with consequences at road safety risks, absenteeism, and diesel consume. The company is also specialized in driver’s recruitment and have a large database with professional drivers ready to fill the operators needs all over Europe. International recruitment agencies, without representation in Portugal, are the intended partners. Company’s database has international drivers who want to work in Portugal, but the major part are Portuguese drivers willing to work abroad.
If anyone needs driving professionals, this company can do all recruitment and selection processes in Portugal for them. They are also developing an online Job Portal to allow companies and job seekers around the world to interact between them, under a subscription fee.