Greenhous Commercials employs a new driver trainer for DAF handover training

Greenhous Commercial's new driver trainer Chris Cotton


Greenhous Commercials has taken on a dedicated driver trainer to assist with the handover of new DAFs.

Chris Cotton (pictured), who has been driving trucks for 20 years, will work at the dealer’s Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton sites.

He completed DAF’s vehicle handover specialist course, which included on-line and classroom training and practical sessions, giving him the knowledge, experience and confidence to be able to work with drivers at handover.

“When I train the drivers I am not there to teach them how to drive,” explains Cotton, “but I am there to show them the best way to get the most efficient use of the vehicle. Many drivers are taking on a new DAF for the first time and are coming out of older vehicles that do not have the latest technological innovations. The driver appreciates being shown the ropes by another driver; they relax and appreciate being given instruction on how to get, for example, the best fuel efficiency out of the truck.”