Eicher Trucks launches driver care programme

Eicher Trucks &Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, introduced a first of its kind initiative for the welfare and safety of the truck drivers. The company has launched three Mobile Vans to provide advanced quality eye and ear care services to truck drivers. It will run 365 days of the year. In a joint effort with Eicher Group Foundation and Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH), Eicher has launched three Eicher Eye and Ear Screening Mobile Vans (EMV)to provide access to affordable & advanced quality eye and ear care services to the truck drivers.

“Our objective is to improve the working conditions of commercial vehicle drivers by providing an environment where they can easily access their daily needs to improve their efficiency. Our Eicher Driver Care Program is an endeavour for a nationwide impact, which will not just benefit the drivers but will improve driver productivity, retention and disease management,” said Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles.

It has been proposed that the Eicher Driver Care Program will directly impact more than 2.5 million drivers across 20 major transport hubs of the golden quadrilateral and national highways. The objective of this initiative is to ensure clearer vision and safe travel for truck drivers who are the most frequent users of national highways. The program further aims to target major transport hubs along golden quadrilateral highways across India, in partnership with corporates and other relevant stakeholders in the medical community.

According to the survey conducted by Eicher Group Foundation and Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, one of the major reasons for truck accidents are attributed to the poor eyesight of the drivers. According to the report compiled by the Transport Research Wing, Drivers ‘fault has been revealed as the single most responsible factor for road accidents, accounted for 77.1% of total road accidents during 2015. It is fundamental to attribute vision and hearing abilities as the two major faculties for safe driving.

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