Tata Motor introduces welfare program for truck drivers and owners

To promote and improve the driving profession in trucking space, commercial vehicle major Tata Motors on Monday launched a welfare program Samarth for the truck drivers in India.

Under this initiative, Tata Motors Samarth will endeavour to address four critical areas for the drivers’ well-being, which are presently identified as Swasthya (Wellness program), Sampatti (Finance program) and Siksha (Education program) along with Surakshit Samarth (driver on wheel insurance). The program will be launched PAN India and will attempt to reach out to more than 5 Lakh drivers every year.

Extending the benefits to the driver’s family and securing their future, Tata Motors along with Oriental Insurance Company has introduced Surakshit Samarth, which provides an accidental death or disability cover up to Rs 10,00,000 per year, per vehicle for drivers and owner drivers linked to the Chassis, since 2011.

Swasthya Samarth aims to provide health insurance products including 2 comprehensive health checkups covering 6 health profiles/57 tests and Rs 50,000 hospitalization coverage, with an option to upgrade to family cover. The program will be linked to new vehicle sales and the policy will be issued by Tata AIG.

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