A truck driver can be a fleet owner’s most valuable asset. For this reason, Volvo Trucks South Africa customer, Reinke Logistix, believes in continuously investing in their drivers.
The company, head quartered in Paarl, is a logistics service provider that operates within the FMCG and agricultural industries. It has a dedicated driver academy and offers their team courses in advance driving, as well as in supplementary skills like first aid and logistics management. The company also follows a stringent recruitment process to ensure that only the best candidates are selected as drivers.
Reinke Logistix believes in acknowledging and celebrating their drivers.
At the end of 2021, the company honoured the service of one of their long-term drivers by presenting him with his dream truck to drive before he retires - a Volvo FH520 with an extra-large cab. Danie Vosloo, a long-distance driver since 1980, has been working with Reinke Logistix CEO, Johan-Hugo Reinke, since 2008.
“Oom Danie has always been a huge fan of the Volvo Trucks brand and has driven four different units with us over the years,” said Reinke. “He has driven 2.7 million kilometres, accident free, which just shows the calibre driver Oom Danie is.”
In 2013, Vosloo became an owner-driver as part of the company’s rewards programme and has been a full-time employee since 2017.
“His vehicle is always in mint condition, and he has a 100% track record when it comes to on-time deliveries,” said Reinke. “He takes great pride in his work and in ensuring that loads are delivered safe and sound, every time. We celebrate him as a driver, and the gentleman he is.”
Volvo Trucks believes that skilled and motivated drivers are proven to be more productive, efficient, and safe. In other words, they have a big, positive impact on a fleet’s bottom line. This also means less wear and tear on the truck, better fuel economy, and most importantly, happier, and healthier drivers.
Here is to celebrating Oom Danie and all other drivers out there who plays a valuable role in keeping our economy turning.