New driver competence database for transport industry


The 2014 festive season road accident statistics indicate that South African roads are not getting any safer for the road user, despite the high intensity of the “Arrive Alive “campaign.

In order to address this challenge, an enterprising Hilton-based firm, Crickmay & Associates, claims it has launched a new information system for the transport industry that benefits drivers and their employers. The newly launched Central Driver Database is a concept that seeks to centralise driver information from as many sources as possible, from employer references and training records to vehicle on-board computer reports.

Andrew Crickmay, the organisation’s founder member, assures transport organisations that the company’s invention will bring changes to their operations.

“We have sought the finest legal minds in the design of the service and urge the transport industry, truckers, unions, consignors, drivers, government and allied support services to support Central Driver Database,” he says.

Prospective employers will be able to reference the database of unemployed drivers (with the driver’s permission) and retrieve these records in order to make informed decisions about a driver’s suitability for the work being offered.

Crickmay is one of the founders of the successful RTMS (Road Transport Management System) and a past Platinum winner of the Logistics Achiever Awards for sustainability in the industry.

The RTMS is a self-regulatory system that provides driver and transport information for the sugar and forestry industries.

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