Castrol, the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company in India, conducted a training programme of Truck Aasana for the truck driver community in New Delhi. This training as part of the final leg of Transform Truckers Abhiyaan, a Zee Media initiative, sponsored by Castrol, was conducted across 13 states in the country to further spread the message of health and well being among truck drivers.
Various posture related issues have been seen in truck drivers as most of the times they sleep in trucks. Castrol did some research through some agency which showed that about 50% truckers drive without a break and around 60% have not been medically tested for last 12 months. Though, the sample size was just around 300-400 truck drivers in 5-6 states.
The Transform Truckers Abhiyan initiative which featured 11 pitstops and three Commercial Vehicle Forums helped Castrol educate more than 6,000 truck drivers about Truck Aasana and brought industry stakeholders as well as truck drivers together.