A group of five DAF Driver Trainers has this week successfully completed the DAF Dealer Driver Trainer programme after graduating through the DAF Academy at the DAF Trucks’ Thame headquarters. Throughout 2016, DAF Trucks has been delivering a series of intensive learning programmes to a select group of DAF Dealer Driver Trainers.
23 fully-qualified DAF Dealer Driver Trainers now provide practical driving training at each of the DAF Dealer network’s 34 sales locations. Today, DAF Dealer Driver Trainers are in place to provide customers with professional driver training, at a local level and throughout the DAF Dealer network.
The training programme has been funded and delivered in a joint endeavour by DAF Trucks and the DAF Dealer network.
The DAF Academy is home to a wide range of product and aftersales training courses, and is also the centre of driving excellence for DAF Trucks. Headed-up by Mandy Wannerton, DAF Trucks' Commercial Trainer & Press Demonstration Driver, the DAF Dealer Driver Trainer team comprises a select group of professional driver trainers fully conversant with the DAF product range.
“While modern commercial vehicles are becoming easier to drive,” said Mandy Wannerton, “the many technological advances and driver aids mean subtle changes to driving style can have a large effect on performance. Our new DAF Dealer Driver Trainers are shown every characteristic of the DAF product,” she said, “and, importantly, that incisive product knowledge will allow them to demonstrate to drivers how to get the very best from their DAF trucks – regardless of the model.”