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2x ladies of our CSR-Partner join the elite group of UAE female truck drivers

2 lady employees of our CSR-Partner Daimler Commercial Vehicles obtained their truck driver licenses being among a very elite group of female truck drivers in the UAE Daimler Commercial Vehicles is a great example of an organization committed to road safety by way of designing safe trucks and also by putting safety as a strategic corporate pillar, as well as embracing gender diversity. A tangible result of these facts is the encouragement of 2 female employees to obtain their heavy vehicle driving license.

Studies show women are more risk averse than men, which makes them ideal for truck driving. Trucking statistics show that females are less likely to be involved in a fatal crash and female drivers log more miles each year than their male counterparts. Hence, from a safety perspective, we would love to see more female truck drivers on the roads. However, the number of female truck drivers is still low (USA 7.8%, Spain 4%, Germany below 2%) and in the UAE pretty much non-existent. This initiative by Daimler Commercial Vehicles will hopefully excite more females to obtain a heavy vehicle driving license.

A licenses hand-over ceremony was organized at the Belhasa Driving School facilities with their representatives as well as those from  RTA, Daimler Commercial Vehicles and RoadSafetyUAE present. 

As it's quite a unique story, among other media, ARN  Dubai Eye 103.8FM 'Motor Mania' picked up the story and interviewed Mandy and Meliza - check out the podcast here!

Roads and Traffic Expo ME 2022

2022 Roads & Transport Expo RoadSafetyUAE_610x410px Banner

Like every industry, road design, construction and engineering are changing – our reliance on digital construction tools grows exponentially and so does our search for new and interesting materials.

The Roads and Traffic Expo ME 2022, 17-18 May is the definitive event that brings all these elements together under one roof, new thinking, new technology, efficiency, and best practice in the industry.

An event that unites all stakeholders – road operators and government, leaders who are planning, maintaining, developing, managing, and future-proofing the regions road networks.

Check out the details here!

Arab Transport Development & Integration Conference 2022

NL - Mar IV - Arab Transport Projects

The Arab Transport Development and Integration Conference 23rd – 24th May, 2022

Land transport development projects continue to be among the largest infrastructure investments across the Arab region and remain a top priority for governments in line with their ambitious urban planning and developments despite the disruption and delays caused by the pandemic.

As countries begins to open and ease the restrictions, pending projects are being re-activated and new ones announced. The total value of active infrastructure projects in the GCC has reached to US$1.14 trillion with roads, highways, and bridges among the highest number of projects. There is a total of 1,309 road projects in the region, the highest number among all infrastructure projects, with a combined value of US$122.6bn.

Check out the full details here!

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Should you be interested in previous newsletters to learn more about our earlier initiatives, you can check them out here


Kind regards and drive safely, 

Thomas Edelmann
Founder and Managing Director

M: +971 50 55 19 216

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