Fennell Forestry is piloting an Australia-first driver training program, designed to get better truck drivers on the road, sooner.
Seven highly skilled B-Double drivers are now on the road, thanks to the SA Government-backed Multi Combination (MC) licensing program.
The Australia-first initiative is competency-based and provides training from experienced mentor drivers in an authentic operational environment. Training is conducted in the cab, on the job in actual Kenworth B-Doubles while delivering log from the forest to mills across the Green Triangle.
The program gets better drivers on the road sooner, thanks to the waiving of the legislated 12 months a Heavy Combination (HC) licence holder must wait before attempting to upgrade to an MC licence. Drivers must still be assessed by the SA government licensing officer before a licence can be issued, as per normal process.
Just one of the program’s graduates was working in an HC-rated truck before beginning the MC training program with Fennell Forestry. Most believed a multi combination driving career was out of reach due the limited HC work opportunities available.
We’re getting better drivers on the road sooner, by providing competency-based training and assessment across all elements of multi combination driving, helping SA lead the way to a new frontier in national driver training.
A driving career is closer than you think, with Fennell Forestry.