EAST AFRICA HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
The EA Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driver Development Institute has been established by the Kenya Transporters Association through funding and support from USAID-COMPETE. The EA HCV Driver Development Institute provides additional and necessary competence to Heavy Commercial Vehicle Drivers in order to enhance road safety, enhance efficiency and reduce costs, promote driver discipline and professionalism.
EA HCV Driver Development Institute is envisioned to play a critical role in professionalizing the trucking industry in Kenya. Since no such school exists in the region, it is envisioned that the school will offer advanced driving lessons to new and experienced drivers in East Africa. The lessons will address issues that truck drivers have to deal with on a daily basis other than the technical aspects only. These will include road safety, defensive driving, vehicle maintenance, managing road rage, customer relations, among others.
It will set standards expected of truck and bus drivers. It will certify the drivers after intensive training using a simulator as well as practical field driving experiences. The certified drivers will be expected to attend an annual refresher course to maintain their certification and accreditation.