INDUSTRY TEAMS UP TO DELIVER DRIVER TRAINING SIMULATOR TO ZAMBIA

Four big names from the transport and logistics sector have come together to supply an HGV driver training simulator for the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia, which Transaid has partnered with since 2008 to help meet the country’s growing demand for professional driver training. The donation followed a visit to ITC in 2018 by representatives…


TRANSAID’S UGANDAN PROFESSIONAL DRIVER TRAINING PROJECT ‘EQUIPPED 100 PER CENT OF DRIVERS WITH JOB-READY SKILLS’

An independent assessment of international development organisation Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Programme in Uganda has found that 100 per cent of trainees felt the knowledge and experience acquired during the training equipped them with the necessary skills needed to enter the job market. Of 194 drivers surveyed for the end of project evaluation report, conducted…


MENZIES DISTRIBUTION GROUP JOINS TRANSAID IN DRIVE TO IMPROVE GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY

Menzies Distribution Group (Menzies) has become the latest supporter to sign up as a corporate member of Transaid, the international development organisation committed to improving global road safety standards. The company has pledged its support for an initial three-year period, just months after it acquired Bibby Distribution (now Menzies Distribution Solutions) – one of Transaid’s…


COAST TO COAST: TRANSAID LAUNCHES WAY OF THE ROSES 2021 UK CYCLE ADVENTURE

Transaid has launched its much-awaited 2021 UK Cycle Challenge, laying down the gauntlet to transport and logistics industry professionals to dust off their lycra, polish their saddles and gear up for the epic coast-to-coast fundraising event, which takes place from 24-26 September 2021. The 170-mile ‘Way of the Roses’ challenge – the international development organisation’s…


TRANSAID TO EXPAND ITS SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAMME TO GHANA

International development organisation Transaid has secured funding from Puma Energy Foundation for a major new professional driver training programme in Ghana – taking its successful road safety work to West Africa for the first time. The three-and-a-half-year project will raise training standards and expand training capacity for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers, with the aim…


TRANSAID TO HELP PROTECT PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS IN ZAMBIA FROM COVID-19

Transaid has secured vital seed funding for a new six-month project to help protect health supply chain and mobile workers in Zambia from the increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. Professional drivers in particular have been battling deteriorating working conditions, potentially increased road safety risks and lack of access to information and training to support…


CONSORTIUM TO INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING ON HIGH VOLUME TRANSPORT ROUTES IN EAST AFRICA

Transaid is to play a significant role in a new Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO*) funded research programme to investigate human trafficking along key trade corridors in East Africa, with a focus on the role that transporters play in facilitating illegal trafficking and how this harmful practice can be interrupted. The research is being…


TRANSAID AND E4D LAUNCH EMERGENCY PROJECT TO PROTECT HGV DRIVERS FROM COVID-19 IN UGANDA

Transaid, with support from the Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) Programme, have launched an urgent response to support heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers in Uganda, as the continent reacts to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The international development organisation is working with local partners to roll-out driver-specific COVID-19 safety advice and provide hand-washing…


TRANSAID SECURES NEW FUNDING TO ADAPT MALARIA NETWORK FOR KEY ROLE IN ZAMBIA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

Transaid is helping some 200,000 rural Zambians to prepare for global pandemic COVID-19, by strengthening and adapting community systems already in place through the MAMaZ against Malaria (MAM) at Scale programme, using new funding from international philanthropy, the FIA Foundation. The Transaid team has been working to ensure communities in rural Zambia have critical information…


MALCOLM GROUP DRIVER TRAINER COMPLETES TRANSAID SECONDMENT TO DELIVER HGV TRAINING IN TANZANIA

The Malcolm Group’s Driver Training & Compliance Manager, John Heirs, has returned to the UK after completing his third voluntary placement supporting Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Project with the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Dar es Salaam. The project aims to reduce the number of road crashes and fatalities on Tanzanian roads by improving…


DAWSONGROUP PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TRANSAID’S LIFE-SAVING WORK

Dawsongroup plc, a UK owned business specialising in the provision and funding of supply-chain assets across Europe, has selected international development organisation Transaid as one of its two lead partner charities. Dawsongroup joins a growing base of 37 corporate members from across the transport and logistics industry, each committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of…


XPO LOGISTICS GRADUATE SUPPORTS TRANSAID’S ROAD SAFETY PROGRAMME IN UGANDA

XPO Logistics graduate, Ellie Lynch, is entering the final stages of a six-month placement as a Project Officer in Uganda with international development organisation Transaid. During her time in Kampala, she has been supporting a major project to build the capacity of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and passenger service vehicle (PSV) driver training. Her focus…


TRANSAID WELCOMES PROLOG FULFILMENT AS A CORPORATE MEMBER

International development organisation Transaid has welcomed warehousing fulfilment and contact solutions specialist Prolog Fulfilment as the latest supporter to enrol in its growing corporate membership programme. Prolog Fulfilment joins some of the biggest and most influential organisations in the transport and logistics sector in supporting Transaid, which now has 36 corporate members. Together, these organisations…


HOWARD TENENS WELCOMED AS TRANSAID’S NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER

UK logistics and supply chain provider Howard Tenens has become the latest company to pledge its support to the international development organisation, Transaid. Howard Tenens joins a growing list of 35 companies from across the transport and logistics industry to sign-up for corporate membership. Together, these organisations contribute time, expertise and resources to help Transaid…


TRANSAID SUPPORTERS GET FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF LIFE-SAVING WORK IN ZAMBIA

A group of nine Transaid corporate partners and ambassadors have returned from a self-funded visit to the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia, to see for themselves the value of Transaid’s work and the transport challenges faced across sub-Saharan Africa. Transaid’s local partners showed visitors the driver training facility in full operation, including the fleet…


TRANSAID’S PATRON JOINS PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS TO CELEBRATE IMPRESSIVE ROAD SAFETY RESULTS

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, patron of international development organisation Transaid, has commended the road transport and logistics industry for making an enormous difference to HGV and PSV driver training standards in Sub-Saharan Africa – with more than 9,600 drivers trained over the last 12 months. The Princess Royal was speaking at Transaid’s annual…


ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON: MORE THAN £14K RAISED FOR TRANSAID

International development organisation Transaid received backing from 40 participants taking part in yesterday’s Royal Parks Half Marathon, raising more than £14,000 to support its lifesaving driver training and access to healthcare projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The 13.1 mile course took in London’s world-famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and…


LIFE-SAVING TRANSAID PROJECT HELPS 1,752 PREGNANT WOMEN IN 15 MONTHS

The Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) formed by international development organisation Transaid and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria, has transported a staggering 1,752 pregnant women to a registered health facility during a 15-month period – surpassing all targets set alongside the donor, the Puma Energy Foundation. Transaid…


TRANSAID FUNDS POST-CRASH CARE PROJECT IN UGANDA

Transaid has funded a project by The Makerere University School of Public Health to implement a pilot to strengthen emergency medical services in post-crash care along selected roads servicing oil rich districts in Uganda. The objective of the project was to assess the capacity of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and pre-hospital care in these…


GO-AHEAD ENGINEER SWAPS CAMBERWELL FOR LUSAKA TO DELIVER MECHANICAL TRAINING IN ZAMBIA

Go-Ahead’s Senior Vehicle Engineer, Robert Watson, has completed his first placement with Transaid’s Professional Driver Training programme. The voluntary secondment delivered an intensive mechanical training course designed to help improve road safety and reduce the number of transport-related deaths in Africa. The placement was part of Go-Ahead’s wider commitment to supporting international development organisation Transaid.…


FOWLER WELCH DRIVER TRAINERS DELIVER HGV TRAINING IN TANZANIA

Two Fowler Welch driver trainers, Paul Hughes and William Robertson, have completed a fortnight’s placement at Transaid’s Professional Driver Training project at the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. A core part of Transaid’s road safety work, the project aims to harmonise driver training best practice and expertise across several African…


ONE YEAR TO GO – SADDLE UP FOR TRANSAID’S LEJOG CYCLE CHALLENGE

There is just one year to go before Transaid kicks off its epic Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge (2-13 June, 2020), with riders from across the transport and logistics industry invited to reserve a place on the international development organisation’s most ambitious ride to date. Nine participants have already signed up to…


TRANSAID ANNOUNCES DATES FOR CYCLE MALAWI 2020

International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge. The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness…


TRANSAID WELCOMES TRIO OF NEW TRUSTEES ONTO THE BOARD

Transaid has welcomed three new Trustees onto its board of Directors, collectively bringing a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics industry. Their appointments follow a recruitment campaign which attracted a record level of applications to join the international development organisation in its 20th anniversary year. Joan Aitken OBE, recently retired after 16 years…


XPEDIATOR LATEST TO BACK TRANSAID AS CORPORATE MEMBER

International provider of freight management services, Xpediator, has committed to supporting Transaid for the next three years after becoming the latest company to sign up as a corporate partner. This sees Xpediator join a growing list of 34 companies from across the transport and logistics industry to apply for corporate membership, and follows donations totalling…