In what is regarded as an industry-first, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) and Eicher Trucks and Buses (a division of VE Commercial Vehicles) tied- up to introduce Driver Pragati Kendra at Manesar, Delhi. Designed to empower the driver, the facility at Manesar is a IOCL COCO outlet. It has been customised to offer a complete solution that addresses fatigue management, road safety and shares best practices for driving profession. The Driver Pragati Kendra will also help induct commercial vehicle drivers within the realms of respectable society by giving them access to basic amenities. Driver Pragati Kendra has been designed to offer dormitory accommodation, bathing and washing areas, and laundry facilities Food is offered at subsided rates. There are recreational facilities too apart from an access to cash vending machines. With demand for skilled truck drivers poised to increase against the current situation of acute driver shortage, the Driver Pragati Kendra initiate is expected to play a crucial role in addressing the need gap. It would focus on educating the drivers, and at the same time, improve their health.


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