Thursday, March 21, 2013

Outperformer’s League- A recap of the year 2012

A series of 15 ‘Fleet owner meets’ took place all throughout India in different parts of the country starting from the 18th of May 2012 in Vijayawada. These sessions were attended by all the Fleet owners from their respective cities. The gathering was addressed by various eminent people from the Automobile and Infrastructure Industry who spoke on different aspects of Fleet Management.
Mr. Uttam Ramani, Head Logistics, JSW Steel addressed the gathering in New Delhi on the 19th of May 2012 and spoke on “Best Practices in Steel Transportation (Road)” along with other renowned people like Mr. Pankaj Joshi, GM – Mahindra Logistics who also presented the potential opportunities for road transportation.
The event was a highly enriching experience for all the Fleet owners as different topics of varying importance were addressed ranging from Tyre Life Cycle Management, Customer Expectations from Fleet Owners to Best Practices in Steel Transportation, Good Practices in Cement Transportation and many more. On the 29th of October 2012, the final session was addressed by Mr. Pradeep C.Varaiya, Head Training with Indag Rubber Ltd where he provided valuable insights on Tyre Maintenance and its effects on the vehicle which marked the end of the series of events.

Keeping the welfare and benefit of the truck drivers in mind, Mahindra Navistar organized Truck Driver camps in different cities for the betterment of the truck drivers. The duration of these camps were from 1 to 3 days in cities like Kolkata, Lucknow, Chandrapur, Hyderabad etc where all the truck drivers received proper health checkup which included BMI, Blood Sugar and Eye checkup. Medical kits along with food packets were distributed to each one of them.
In order to build awareness among them Skits were organized in Hindi, Tamil and Gujarati addressing issues like HIV and STD. The drivers received special counseling sessions to educate them on issues of vital importance like HIV and driver safety. A Yoga camp was held by a Yoga expert who conducted exercises relating to the lifestyle of drivers which proved to be beneficial and useful for them.
An initiative has been taken by the Agrawal Packers and Movers who created Driver Kendra, a facility for all drivers who need to take a break from long hours of driving to utilize the retiring facilities and restart their journey afresh. The idea behind this approach is to address the needs of the drivers who are a vital part of this country. The final camp took place in Vijayawada on the 22nd of January 2013 which was inaugurated by Dealership – Mr. Kishore from Varun Motors. 











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