Do you need a driver for hire? Whether it’s for a day, week, month or longer, temporary drivers may be an excellent solution to your driving needs.
There are empowering benefits of outsourcing driving logistics, as temporary driver suppliers can provide a service that many businesses cannot with their current employees.
However, the resulting benefits of this may not always be apparent, especially if you have never looked into the solutions offered by an industry leader in the logistics sector.
This article will explore the advantages of hiring temporary drivers through a supplier of qualified drivers and why the MASA Specialist Driver Division is the preferred choice in South Africa.
Understanding commercial driving
Contrary to popular sentiment, commercial driving can be a highly complex and dangerous job. Many drivers in South Africa do not have adequate training, licensing or experience, which can lead to accidents on-site and on the road. This poses unnecessary risks that your company must consider when using an in-house driver or trusting any outsourcing company.
Depending on the complexity of your logistics, you may need the expertise of one or more certified drivers to fulfil your operations. Many employers mistakenly think that operators trained to operate one type of truck are automatically qualified to handle them all. However, operators must complete the necessary training to gain the competence and certifications to work in different vehicle categories.
For example, the racking systems in reach truck operations differ from those encountered by counterbalance forklift operators. With increased racking height comes increased risk, so reach truck and forklift drivers for hire must receive training that equips them to operate safely at height, with accuracy, efficiency and an understanding of the specific risks posed by the drive-through and drive-in racking systems.
Advantages of outsourcing your driving logistics
Putting industry terminology aside, hiring the right driving supplier comes down to the levels of service that your prospected supplier offers. We cannot speak for other labour brokers, but we can stand confidently behind our service and track record as a leader in the logistics sector for over 40 years.
MASA Specialist Driver Division is Africa’s foremost supplier of drivers across the spectrum. Our driving services include Code 8, 10, 11, and 14; Hazchem; forklift; reach truck; bendi drivers; long haul drivers and more.
There are significant advantages to outsourcing your driving to the right labour broker, so let’s explore the different ways that MASA’s drivers for hire can benefit you.
Gaining more qualified and experienced drivers
Your company may have experience hiring drivers, but sometimes the pool is not big enough to meet all your driving needs. Temporary drivers for hire are an excellent solution if you need more skilled operators quickly. MASA Specialist Drivers Division offers a wide range of services that reduce risk by vetting and training qualified personnel who can solve any logistics problem or deliver any product or service.
MASA’s drivers for hire are vetted, trained and tested to ensure that they meet the industry’s highest standards of quality control, compliance and safety in South Africa. Our experienced team of logistics specialists will help you choose the best option based on your criteria, thus guaranteeing that only suitably qualified drivers enter into your supply chain.
Enjoying a flexible solution
MASA’s temporary drivers for hire can be mobilised at short notice, ensuring that your company never faces a sudden shortage of qualified operators. Temporary drivers for hire also offer flexibility, allowing you to scale up or down depending on your orders.
MASA Specialist Driver Division offers one of the most comprehensive and flexible temporary driver placement services in South Africa today. Our temporary logistics solution is an effective alternative to investing in full-time employees who may not always meet all your needs.
Leveraging the preferred solution
MASA supplies world-class drivers to over 200 blue-chip corporates in South Africa and across borders. We empower your company through experienced professionals who have worked for the industry’s best and are ready to bring more value to your supply chain.
MASA’s temporary drivers for hire are a priceless investment that can help you support existing relationships with other companies and grow your customer base. Our drivers are not just ordinary employees – they offer a unique and valuable solution to your most pressing logistics needs.
Industry-wide supply of drivers
Through MASA Specialist Driver Division, you gain the skills and value of drivers trained for your particular industry. Temporary drivers for hire are the solution you need to meet your company’s specific transportation and logistics needs.
MASA offers a comprehensive range of drivers for hire across many industries, including automotive manufacturing and assembly, food and beverage suppliers; steel manufacturers; mining companies – the list goes on. We design our temporary logistics solutions to support the needs of your business at any given time – whether it’s a temporary shortfall incapacity or an increase in demand that requires additional logistics support.
Expert vetting, hiring and training process
MASA Specialist Driver Division is committed to ensuring that all drivers are carefully vetted and trained, resulting in a standard of excellence that exceeds industry requirements. We run a thorough process of reference, background and criminal checks done for every driver, along with license and experience verification.
Our temporary drivers for hire are also offered exposure to ongoing training and development through our logistics solutions, ensuring that they are always on par with the latest industry requirements and certifications. We maintain an extensive vetting process, which guarantees that only the best drivers enter your supply chain.
Expert risk mitigation
The best temporary drivers in South Africa should have the relevant training and qualifications and experience in real-world driving conditions. As mentioned above, we conduct background checks on each of our employees before bringing them onto any job. This process ensures that your company is not exposed to unnecessary risks when outsourcing your driving logistics to an industry leader.
Avoiding regulatory compliance and fines
You may be audited at any time by the South African Department of Labour or other industry regulators, such as SAMWU (South African Municipal Workers’ Union), NAPTOSA (National Public Transport) and various environmental authorities. Our temporary driver’s solution helps you avoid fines and compliance issues and stay updated on regulatory changes that affect your business.
MASA Specialist Driver Division is a registered Temporary Labour Supplier (TLS) with the Department of Labour, ensuring that we meet and exceed their stringent requirements. We provide access to a vehicle fleet compliant with the latest safety legislation, thus reducing the risk of your company being held responsible for any accidents involving drivers who do not comply with traffic laws and safety guidelines.
You are in the driver’s seat
Ultimately, like with any outsourcing decision, it’s up to you to weigh up the benefits of hiring temporary drivers compared to your current solution. Temporary drivers for hire can be a great solution if you want to give your business the flexibility needed to support your current logistics operations while also providing security and cost savings.