Keys to a new future for 60 tow truck drivers, as AA South Africa assists drivers to become business owners.
Mr Sikkie Kajee, Chairman of the Automobile Association, and Mr Noelan Vandayar: Executive Operations and Strategy, handed over to 60 drivers, the keys to their towing vehicles, as part of the Automobile Association of South Africa’s new empowerment development programme which went live on 1 September.
The programme will empower 60 drivers around South Africa to become business owners with the assistance of the AA. This is one the largest empowerment deals within the towing and recovery industries to date. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) has been a part of the process since it began and has endorsed the programme.
“These drivers will be working with the AA, not for the AA, and will still be dispatched through our dispatch and monitoring centre based in Midrand. The technology we use is state-of-the-art and our customers will still be able to track the vehicle’s movements through the AA app when they request assistance. From a customer perspective the trucks will remain AA branded. AA members and corporate customers will still receive the same seamless service.” says Vandayar of AA South Africa.