Logistics platform Sendy on April 13 will hold a major event bringing together over 1000 drivers in a bid to celebrate and award truck and motorcycle drivers for the hard work done through the platform over the years.
The event will also mark an opportunity for Sendy to continue its engagement with the drivers ahead of the safety and compliance deadline for boda-boda riders by the ministry of transport.
Drivers who have shown dedication over the years and remained complaint of safety rules will be recognized by Sendy Founder and CEO, Meshack Alloys during this event.
They will also have an opportunity to engage with various Partners that Sendy has partnered with such as Hino, Galana oil and various vehicle servicing companies to provide services to their drivers.
According to Mr. Alloys, recognizing Sendy drivers and engaging them is part of the many initiatives the firm is doing to ensure that their drivers are in the know of company’s mission, vision, and future plans.
He also noted that safety is key in ensuring that the logistics sector is formalized, being part of the reason that he started Sendy.
“Recognizing the hard work of our drivers is highly important and through this event, we will be awarding our hardworking and dedicated drivers as well us reiterating the need for them to comply with safety rules ahead of the May 2019 deadline. We fully support the government’s initiative to ensure boda-boda riders adhere to safety rules. We will seek to educate and ensure that our drivers remain compliant,” Mr. Alloys said.
This event follows a directive and extension by the government to ensure all boda-bodas to get training, licenses, and protective gear in a bid to reduce the carnage on Kenyan roads.
The Interior PS, Karanja Kibicho, said the operators will be required to be compliant from May 1, 2019.
For one to qualify as a Partner on this platform they have to have a valid driving license, certificate of good conduct and national identity card and a logbook. They will also be required to undergo a rigorous on-boarding session.
They will then be logged in on the Sendy Partner app and allowed to make deliveries on the platform. Sendy also provides insurance cover of all items transported through its platform while in transit.
Recently, Sendy partnered with Yamaha to train its motorcycle drivers on safety measures when driving motorcycles. This came at a time when motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in Kenya with 18% of fatalities being caused by motorcycles, according to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) report released in 2017.