The quality of A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s drivers continues to contribute to the success of the Company. In an increasingly competitive industry, no investment has been spared to ensure that the highest standards of driving are maintained. The Company employs DSA LGV instructors across the UK to carry out extensive pre-employment driving assessments and deliver the Company’s nationally recognised driver CPC training scheme.
New drivers who complete the initial assessment successfully undergo a thorough induction programme to ensure they are fully aware of current rules and regulations, Company procedures, health and safety requirements and the unique features of A.W. Jenkinson Transport vehicles.
Every A.W. Jenkinson Transport vehicle is fitted with a telematics device, which in addition to tracking the vehicle, also monitors key indicators such as harsh braking and acceleration, fuel economy and idling time. This detailed information is monitored weekly by the Driver Training Team who then go on to engage with the drivers, thereby improving safety standards, increasing efficiency and reducing operating costs.
A.W. Jenkinson Transport also employs two full time compliance managers with a wealth of experience in UK and European legislation relating to haulage and logistics. This ensures that vehicles, drivers and operating centres are fully compliant with the relevant regulations and that the reputation of A.W. Jenkinson Transport as one of the leading hauliers in the UK is maintained.
Kevin has worked within the haulage industry for 32 years. Kevin started with A.W. Jenkinson in 1998, firstly as a driver before moving into the transport office in 2001 as a traffic planner. He became a full time driver trainer in 2002, branching out into Health and Safety in 2015. Kevin currently fulfils the role of Driver Development Manager/Health and Safety Manager based in Penrith.
Ken has been involved with road haulage for over 30 years and was a driver for 14 years both in the UK and around Europe. Ken joined A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products as a machine operator and relief driver at Clifton in 1996, before joining the Driver Training team in 2009, based at Penrith.
Stephen is one of A.W. Jenkinson’s Driver Trainers looking after both Runcorn and Chesterfield depots and is a DSA registered instructor. Stephen has a wealth of experience driving HGVs in the UK, Europe and also Eastern Russia. Stephen has worked as a driver trainer for 8 years, starting with A. W. Jenkinson in 2015, and enjoys helping drivers to develop their skills.
John joined the A.W. Jenkinson Transport Driver Training team in 2019, covering Lockerbie and Bo’ness. John has been driving HGVs both commercially and within the military for 29 years and was awarded ‘advanced driver’ status whilst working for the Royal Marines. John has experience both driving and operating walking floors, fridge units, curtain siders and fuel tankers, allowing him to bring a wealth of knowledge to the driver training team.