Corporate Driver Training at it’s Best with Drivio!

Drivio has prided itself in delivering exceptional driver training for many years now. Drivio has been the choice of a number of top logistic companies as well as companies who have internal drivers whom need training. We often get asked… why is Drivio the best driver training company in the market? What is our secret?

To be honest with you it’s not rocket science…. but we have all the winning ingredients that make Drivio the best driver training company in South Africa!! Drivio doesn’t just think that of themselves… it’s directly from our clients and our winning formula that has improved their drivers capability so much to the point that all of their unnecessary overhead costs have been minimized. Drivio has delighted so many of the companies they have trained; that training is now an ongoing part of their business!

We are happy to share some of our winning components that allows us to excel in driver training:

1. We simply have the best driving instructors

Drivio has succeeded in attracting the best driver training instructors in the country! This was not an easy task as the best driver trainers don’t always live in Gauteng… but we sure make sure that we are remunerating our instructors above the industry standards not only so we can have the best, but also that they are happy to re-locate if need be. We always want to make it worth their while so that we can have the best talent! Having the best team is a non-negotiable and Drivio not only chooses exceptionally carefully whom they hire but are willing to go above and beyond to have the best! Once Drivio acquires the best, training is ongoing allowing our team members to constantly improve their extraordinary training capability as well as keep ahead of the industry standards in our field.

2. We have an incredibly well maintained fleet always readily available for training

Drivio has a highly maintained fleet that is on standby for any training needs as they arise. Ranging from heavy trucks, to light trucks, to light motor vehicles, to motorbikes… you name it! We understand that companies are not always happy to pull their vehicles off the road for training and that’s why Drivio offers the convenience of having a full fleet on standby to train our companies! We make it our job to solve your challenges, not the other way around!

3. We have a training methodology that has proven success results

If you have ever paid a company to improve a capability in your business and you have not seen lasting results – ask for your money back today!! Drivio constantly delights the customer in presenting the impact and success of the driver training with full analysis and reporting. Drivio can provide the customer with the knowledge of understand their drivers capability before the training. Thereafter Drivio produces the results of the increase in capability of the driver. Also be aware that if there is a driver in a company that we are training who definitely should not be on the road – we are not afraid to let you know! Safety is Drivio’s main priority at all times and we never risk the lives of drivers nor our fellow South African citizens using the roads. Our top class instructors give each training candidate one on one personal attention honing in on their weaknesses and improving every aspect of their driving capability. The endless amount of feedback that Drivio has received whereby companies are saving hundreds and thousands of rands on decreased full expenditure, decreased vehicle maintenance costs, fewer breakdowns, zero complaints of their drivers on the roads and the list goes on….

4. We help companies from harming the reputation of their brand

Consumers of South Africa are speaking up now more than ever and are not afraid to go out of their way when your company has disappointed them. So it’s no big surprise that companies are working around the clock to ensure they deliver the best product, are in line with the consumer protection act and are aware of impacting their consumers surroundings. No company wants to receive constant negative feedback that one of their drivers pushed someone off the road or they didn’t indicate at a traffic light or went through a red robot. Well… it’s Drivio’s job to educate drivers on the etiquette and the rules of the road because you will be astounded to know how many of them just aren’t aware or even understand the negative impact of driving badly on our roads and upsetting the public. By increasing the awareness and understanding of the drivers during training this helps them to understand just how badly a companies reputation can be affected by reckless driving. Incorporated in that we educate them on general etiquette that allows the South Africans on the roads to understand these companies have good drivers and care about the safety of others on the roads.

5. We reduce the amount of accidents companies find themselves in

With an award winning training methodology at Drivio the number of accidents within the companies we train not only reduce exceptionally but also are no longer caused by fault of their drivers. These drivers have been so well trained that they are not only enabled to reduce chances of an accident but can kick into defensive driving mode and reduce the tragedy of an accident caused on the roads. We have all heard of those tragic accidents on the road and we are so delighted that Drivio has been able to add substantial value to the drivers on the road to handle these situations better.

6. We have the best customer service department

Drivio has a phenomenal customer service team that looks after every single customer in a unique and special way, identifying that every clients wants and needs are different. We provide the support and feedback to every customer in the way they need and are always available to communicate with the relevant parties. Providing full support is not a negotiable at Drivio – it is a way of life!

With all the above being said if you find yourself in need of driver training, make sure it is through a reputable and trustworthy driver training company. Your drivers are a massive and important asset in your company and the training of these team members is imperative.

We are always available to discuss and give our expert advise on training needs and you are more than welcome to get in touch with:

Tannith Thompson
whom email is: tannith@drivio.co.za or

Thivash Moodley whom email is: thivsah@drivio.co.za

Should you have any questions… we are here to answer all of them!

Drivio…South Africa’s Exceptional Driving School Franchise

Drivio has come leaps and bounds since it’s first pilot store launched, Hatfield and the founder of Drivio always knew that he wanted to share the gift of Drivio!! That’s why the natural progression of franchising Drivio came so effortlessly and felt so right!! After our Hatfield store was successfully up and running the next store on the map was Moreleta. Franchising Drivio in the Moreleta area seemed like a no brainer as we were able to reach many more schools and business establishments and leverage our business tools between our two stores. Very soon thereafter we franchised out in the Sandton area, building an exceptional new store in Parkmore right by Sandton City!! And it wasn’t just a few months later that we franchised in The Vaal!

Drivio is incredibly passionate about opening more stores and we have ear marked Cape Town, Durban and PE as our next locations!!! We receive numerous requests daily of people wanting to find out more about our franchise and we love the enthusiasm however our Drivio team is very particular in who is the right candidate to be given the gift of owning their very own Drivio franchise.

If you are at the point of considering owning a franchise – fantastic news!!!! There is obviously very many reasons you have reached this point of thinking to yourself “I want to own my own franchise” and at Drivio we are very enthusiastic in the understanding of why. The ones that we feel speak the most to our franchise are:

1. Drivio has a track record of success

Drivio has developed a method of doing business that succeeds every day with proven results! Our strategy and training methodology is yielding results 3 times higher than the national average pass results – this surely tells you everything you need to know about how well our method is working!

2. Drivio has an extremely strong brand

Drivio has built an exceptional brand that embodies class, excellence and outstanding customer service. The brand only gets stronger with a first-class marketing department that is constantly revolutionizing the message, branding and reaching the consumer. Drivio’s brand is attractive, eye catching and informative which allows for the consumer to understand the message.

3. Drivio has outstanding training programs

Drivio has designed training programs that allow for growth and development of the franchised stores. Drivio’s training programs are all designed to bring their franchised stores up to speed on the most successful methods of running the business and particularly training a top class sales team.

4. Drivio has ongoing operational support

Drivio has staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to the franchisees. Drivio never wants our franchisees to feel as if they are alone and running their business by themselves. Drivio is available 24/7 and are always on call to support our franchisees when they are struggling or even if they just need new ideas for growing their business.

So there you have it!!! Drivio is an outstanding franchise that has not only built a phenomenal brand but is constantly supporting their current franchisees throughout the business life-cycle. So if you are considering franchising, just make sure you are considering a franchise who is willing to support you at all times and is constantly revolutionizing the brand in today’s fast changing world.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of owning a Drivio franchise kindly direct any questions to Tannith Thompson, email address: tannith@drivio.co.za

Drivio offering the best of learner and driver licence training in 2018

It has been a fantastic start of the year for our driving instructors and all of our product offerings such as the K53 learners and driving lessons. Our stores in Pretoria, Sandton and The Vaal have been buzzing and full with all of our students excited to get their learners license and drivers license.

Every single day of the week we take a number of students to the DLTC to book for their learners licence and drivers licence and each student is hopeful to pass. Well with Drivio and our exceptionally high pass rate that is exactly what happens. Our students don’t have to go online and search how to pass your learners licence or how to get your learners or how to pass drivers licence test BECAUSE we assist our students in every step of the way!!! We make it easy as 1, 2, 3 and because we have had so many happy students with a first-time pass… they are constantly recommending us to their friends and family.

Drivio is growing at a rapid rate and we are watching our customer base grow more and more every month. Not only do we offer Code B, light motor vehicle but we also offer Code A, motorbike and Code C1, light truck and Code EC, heavy truck. Further to that we offer advanced driver training and corporate driver training such as defensive driver training and forklift driver training. We have a hugely extensive product offering and that helps us reach more customers with diverse needs. Our driving lessons are exceptionally professional and by offering our students quick bookings at the DLTC this allows them comfort in being supported at the testing station.

We are thoroughly looking forward to the 2018 year ahead and if the start is anything to go by we are going to spend the year delighting many more students with a first-time pass!

Drivio Cares About Road Safety

One of Drivio’s goals is to improve the safety of our roads in South Africa that sadly claims the lives of thousands every year! Another organisation that Drivio believe’s shares the same values is the AA (Arrive Alive) and in one of their latest articles they inform the general public of the rules and how to help themselves be better road users.

It’s an incredibly informative read and we believe sharing these types of safety tips help saves people lives.


Planning the Journey / Rules of the Road

Obey the rules of the road and carry you drivers licence with you.
Plan the route to your holiday destination and give yourself enough time to reach the destination.
Use a GPS navigation tool or a road atlas to plan your trip in advance.
For peace of mind, try to stick to major routes or toll roads – If you are going to travel on the‘back roads’identify the towns along the route and what the distance is between them.
Do not get stranded without fuel – Always plan ahead where you will re-fuel.
Plan rest stops along the way and if you are travelling with kids it is a great way to let them know when and where you will be stopping.
Always ensure that a friend or family member, who is not travelling with you, is aware of the route that you are planning to travel. Ideally you should also update them on your progress of the journey and let them know when you have reached your destination safely.
Try to avoid driving after dark if possible.
Expect others not to be as obedient to the law as yourself.

Vehicle Fitness /Roadworthiness

Make sure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before departure.
All lights and indicators, windscreen wipers, brakes, steering, exhaust system and tyres should be carefully examined for faults.
Take your vehicle for a full check before embarking on your holiday travels!
Do not overload your vehicle.

Driver Fitness / Driver Fatigue
Have a good rest before you embark on your journey.
Take safety breaks every 2 hours or 200km
Do not drink and drive – . If you intend to consume alcohol make alternative arrangements so you will not be behind the wheel.
Remain alert at all times and avoid Driver Distractions such as cellular conversations, texting etc!
Be responsible with seatbelt wearing – Always wear your seat belt and see that everyone in the car is wearing theirs.
South African law requires each passenger being transported in a motor vehicle to make use of the seatbelts and strap themselves in. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure all passengers are strapped in mains strapped in while travelling. It is a criminal offnce for an adult to allow a child younger than 14 years to travel unrestrained in a vehicle equipped with seatbelts or a car safety seat.
Infants and children under the age of 12 should travel in the back seat of a vehicle and should be buckled up, either in a car seat, booster seat or using the cars seatbelt, depending on the age and weight of the child.
Infants between 0 months and one year of age, or up to 10kg in weight, should travel in a rear facing car seat in the back of a car. In the event of an accident, the impact will be on the seat and not on the infant.

Defensive Driving Behaviour

Drive defensively! Risk takers are collision makers!
Avoid all distractions -Keep both eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel!
Be visible – drive with your lights on!
Headlights should be dipped well before an approaching vehicle is within range of the main beam.
Stay within the speed limit at all times.
Be especially alert when approaching traff lights, intersections and level crossings.
Only overtake when it is absolutely safe to do so!
Maintain at least a 3 second following distance – this distance should be increased at night, in foggy or rainy conditions and when the road is wet.
Avoid driving on the blind spot of other vehicles.
Be courteous towards fellow road users – keep your temper and resist the temptation to retaliate.
Be cautious when driving alone, and avoid stopping in remote areas.
Avoiding Criminals on the road
Remain alert to any areas that might present a threat of criminal activity such as hijackings and smash-and-grab.
Always place your valuables in the boot of your car and never leave items such as cell phones and wallets in open sight, unattended, or on the seat of a car
Recognizing the Safety of All Road Users
Try to recognize potentially dangerous drivers on and pedestrians alongside the road and keep well clear of them.
Try to keep children away from the roads! The roads are not the place to play!
When waking near traff – avoid distractions and be visible!
Motorists must be aware of pedestrians and animals on the open road specifially near more rural areas.
Bikers should drive with lights onand wear Protective Clothing at all times
Bikers should never hang out in a truck’s blind spot or“No-Zone.”
Be extra cautious, paying attention to the signals and brake lights of other vehicles, especially trucks.
When cycling during the holidays remember that there is strength to be found in numbers.
Do not go on the road alone and rather fid a partner to cycle with you – This will be very important especially in the event of an emergency.
Inform friends and family when you will be cycling, the road you will be cycling on and when you can be expected to return.
Carry a fully charged cellular phone with you so you can request assistance in the event of an emergency.
The law requires that you cycle in single fie and with a safety helmet.

Safe Driving in Challenging Road Conditions

Always adjust your driving to the driving conditions and environment.
If it is raining, turn your headlights and windscreen wipers on. Try to reduce speed and try not to brake suddenly. Often there is oil and petrol on the road, which can cause you to skid out of control.
If there is fog, reduce speed, turn headlights on low, or use fog lamps. Use the road markings or the verge of the road as a guide and be very alert for sudden looming obstacles.
Always keep in mind – if you cannot see or operate the vehicle safely – You should not be driving!
Travelling with small children can be a challenge. Small children can get bored and irritable on long trips so make sure you pack a variety of their favourite snacks and toys such as portable DVD players, colouring books and crayons.
If your child tends to suffr from motion sickness and complains of dizziness or nausea, this can be helped by getting out of the car for a bit of fresh air. Alternatively, there are over the counter drugs available for treating motion sickness, which need to be taken before

Emergency stops and Accidents

Try to avoid stopping on the highway, rather take the next of ramp to stop in a more public area where you can stretch, refresh yourself and/or take a break from driving; and have numbers for roadside assistance and other emergencies close at hand or saved on your cell phone, so that you are well-prepared for any eventuality.
Keep essential roadside equipment with you as many breakdowns are caused by relatively minor problems. Items include a fist aid kit, tow rope, warning triangles, torch and fie extinguisher.
In the event of an accident, determine the extent of the damage or injuries and assess whether or not medical attention is required.
Take a picture with a camera or mobile phone and file an accident report with the police as you will need a case number for your insurance company to fie a claim. Remember to get names, addresses, telephone numbers and ID numbers of everyone involved in the accident.