24 November, 2015
What bad drivers really cost
The Driver Information Bureau (DIB) recently completed a study on a fleet of 200 drivers.
The DIB wanted to figure out which drivers were causing unnecessary costs in a long haul fleet and put a cost to everything it could, including what a disciplinary hearing was costing.
It looked at the 20% worst drivers and the 20% best drivers, delving into company records - in some cases up to 15 years back - to get a cost per annum for each driver, with the average figure a straight average between the two groups.
The results make for fascinating viewing:
What the above table reveals is the value of a good driver and the financial implication of employing poor drivers. It also indicates the value of spending money in employing the right people. Make of it what you will...
Source: Transport World Africa