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The Hödlmayr company already has more than 1,000 trucks.

For the first time in its history the expert, automotive group Hödlmayr has more than 1,000 drivers in its service. And as CEO, Johannes Hödlmayr, underlines: “While every single one of our employees makes a contribution to our business success, our truck drivers play a special role, as they represent our calling card.”

Johannes Hödlmayr likes to call his drivers the “highway pilots” and as he says, these are characterised by special qualifications that go far beyond simple transportation: “For example, the loading and unloading of our top quality goods cargoes in every weather is a major challenge that demands exceptional expertise.”

The basis for a post as a Hödlmayr driver is furnished by a four-week basic instruction course during which both practical and theoretical coaching is provided in-house. In addition, on-going training takes place with regard to topics of professional relevance such as load anchorage and eco-driving. Moreover, Hödlmayr has invested in a driving instructor at each of its locations whose working activities involve the support of drivers during their daily assignments and thus improvements in both quality and safety. Johannes Hödlmayr: “For the past 29 years, we have also offered a professional driver apprenticeship, which takes three years and is extremely demanding.”    

Hödlmayr truck drivers constitute more than a half of the group workforce and travel some 91 million kilometres annually, a distance that corresponds to 237 trips to the moon!




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