Shell exhibits their commitment to road safety by providing free truck-driving training and encouraging the creation of new job opportunities
Oct 11, 2021
Bangkok - The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd., one of the world’s leading energy and oil companies, is continuing its commitment to stand strong with Thais and to work closely with partners in all sectors by implementing ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’. The programme provides safe driving skills training to enhance and develop the truckers’ driving capabilities in accordance with the international standards and in line with the demands of truck drivers in the transportation sector in order to promote sustainable road safety for Thai society. The 500 participants will receive free driving courses (both practical and theoretical) from the Department of Land Transport certified ‘Taksa Phiphat School’ under the auspices of SCG Logistics Management Company, Ltd. ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ will be open for applications from 15 October to 31 December 2021 or until fully subscribed.
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd., said: “Shell has generally recognized and appreciated truck drivers, who are vital for driving the country’s economy, and that is why Shell undertakes programme to enhance truck drivers’ abilities and to underline our commitment to improving road safety. Apart from prioritizing support for numerous organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak, Shell is well conscious on the economic challenges and impacts at this time. Therefore, Shell is partnering with the Department of Land Transport and SCG Group to initiate the ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ programme, which aims to promote safety for Thai society and heightening drivers’ capabilities in accordance with international standards. This will also foster job opportunities and household incomes, in accordance with Shell’s ‘Powering Progress’ strategy. The curriculum programme will assist in the development of driving skills for those with fundamental and basic experience of compact cars to large trucks. In addition, the programme is available to participants who have a driver’s license and have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in order to create job opportunities for their future.”
Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Director General , Department of Land Transport, said: “The Department of Land Transport is responsible for controlling, overseeing, and promoting the quality and safety of the transport system as a part of the Ministry of Transport’s strategy .for improving the country’s competitive capabilities in preparation for joining the ASEAN Community. Shell, one of the world’s leading companies, is hosting this activity to enhance drivers’ ability to fulfil the demands of Thailand’s transport industry in accordance with the strategy of the Department of Land Transport and the Ministry of Transport’s plan. Moreover, it also represents Shell’s commitment to society. The Department of Land Transport is pleased to support and thank Shell for these activities. The programme serves as a role model for the private sector – contributing to drive the economy and improve communities’ quality of life.”
Mr. Paitoon Jiranantarat, Managing Director of SCG Logistics Management, said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Shell for being supportive in strengthening the truck drivers’ skills and safety The collaboration with Shell and the Department of Land Transport to conduct ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ through the Thaksa Phiphat School will emphasize safe public driving and elevate polite and mindful driving to minimize road accidents. The programme is crucial as it is not only driving the economy in the transport industry to move forward steadily and safely, but also fostering growth in the logistics sector.”
The training comprises two courses:
- 30-hour driving training course for driving license type 2. This will apply to the applicants who already have a driving license type 1 for the purpose of commercial transport or personal business, and for hiring or operating a transport business.
- 26-hour driving training course for driving license type 3. This will apply to the applicants who already have a driving license type 2.
The participants will receive training and will be taking driving license exams (both practical and theory) over four days, with complimentary food and accommodation at the Thaksa Phiphat School in Saraburi province. The training will run from 1 November 2021 onwards.
For more information and to register, please call 098-832-1525 or enquire via LINE at @shellroadsafety.
The programme will be open for applications from 15 October to 31 December 2021 or until fully subscribed.
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd.
Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Director General, Department of Land Transport
Mr. Paitoon Jiranantarat, Managing Director of SCG Logistics Management
Practical and theoretical training classes
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