South Africa has about 14,000 road deaths per year. Volvo’s heavy-duty truck driving school, Iron Women, is actively working towards changing these figures.

The Iron Women programme is aimed at training women to become heavy-duty truck drivers.

This is because, statistically, women are responsible drivers. They are involved in less traffic accidents, use less fuel and breaks, and, therefore, reduce maintenance costs.

For this reason, women heavy-duty truck drivers do not only improve business for Volvo’s customers, but also saves lives on the road.

#SAINC met Rirhandzu Baloyi, a new qualified heavy-duty truck driver. She, and many of her classmates from the Commercial Transport Academy were unemployed before Volvo stepped in. By providing training and employment opportunities, Volvo empowers these women, and also uplifts their families and communities.

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#SAINC is a project created by award-winning brand communications agency, Regency Global, and is focused on sustainable development. #SAINC aims to change conversations from the dinner table to the shebeen, from dusty street corners to gym cafeterias. It’s about shaking off the doom and gloom and sharing the real news that doesn’t reach the headlines. #SAINC tells stories about South Africa’s most progressive, innovative and switched on brands, that are placing people at the centre of their vision and have committed to the ethos of profit-with-purpose and the pursuit of inclusive, sustainable business growth. Be inspired as we share these stories throughout 2020 and celebrate all that is good in South Africa.

Source: African News Agency