Good training and guidance for drivers is crucial to limit the fuel consumption and number of damages as much as possible. This is all the more true when – like with the Emons Group - specialist material is carried or if a damage sensitive product such as glass is one of the most prominent products to be transported.
To create structure and unity in the education and guidance of its drivers, the Emons Drivers Training was set up. Since 2009, education, training and guidance are all coordinated from this Drivers Training.
Education, training, guidance
The activities can be divided into three sections:
The education programme is mainly aimed at new drivers. It starts with an extensive theoretical training from a Driver Coach, following which the driver is practically schooled by a colleague driver, also called Instructor Driver.
Next to the basic education for drivers, the experienced drivers are also given regular training. They are frequently educated by means of various practical trainings. These trainings are often set up on the basis of questions and comments from the drivers themselves and on the request of the relevant divisions.
Next to the education and training of drivers, Emons Drivers Training also pays great attention to the guidance of drivers. Within the Emons Group, Driver Coaches have been appointed who take care of educating and training the drivers and also act as their main contact person.
One of the key elements of the Emons Drivers Training is that drivers are trained and guided in their own language as much as possible. This approach creates the least communication problems and ensures that the message comes across in the best possible way.
Emons Drivers Training can offer education and trainings at any possible location. In all branches of the Emons Groups there are rooms available that can specifically be used for educating and training drivers. This way it is possible to be flexible with the hours that the drivers have available.
Apart from the permanent training rooms, the Emons Group also has a mobile education centre. It is their own 2WIN trailer that has been converted into a driving class room. With this trailer it’s possible to bring training to the driver instead of the driver to the training.