Last month Aspen Logistics launched its Fleet Owner Workplace Programme, designed by Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and its partner organisations – Corridor Empowerment Project (CEP) and Trucking Wellness.

Aspen Logistics operates a large Freightliner fleet and transports temperature-controlled and dry products on behalf of clients that supply to major retailers.

With years of exceptional service under its belt, as well as values that revolve around transparency and a team-based approach and integrity in all dealings, it was only a matter of time before the company formalised its wellness programme.

“We are incredibly excited to be one of the companies selected by MBSA to pioneer such a valued initiative. Our strategic partnership with MBSA and Trucking Wellness on this project will assist Aspen to leverage off the platform created through the Fleet Owners Workplace Programme to drive our own internal wellness initiatives and programmes,” said Sujen Padayatchi, managing director of Aspen Logistics.

MBSA is a global leader in employee wellness, with a string of local and international awards, most notably the International Business Association Stevie Award in 2004 and 2010. Collaboration remains an important catchphrase for MBSA as the company strives for the sustainability of the transport sector in South Africa, with employee wellbeing as a key contributor.

Key outcomes of the Fleet Owner Workplace Programme:

  • Increase understanding around, and reduce the impact of, HIV and AIDS and other lifestyle diseases
  • Increase capacity to prevent and manage disease
  • Benefit employee health, life expectancy and job retention
  • Information, education and screening around health issues Assist fleet owners to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a sustainable Workplace Wellness Programme (including the development of policies, systems and processes).

“Collaborations such as this one between MBSA and Aspen Logistics are crucial as we strive for the sustainability of the transport sector in South Africa, with employee wellness being our priority,” says Kobus van Zyl, Executive Director: Daimler Trucks & Buses.

More information on Trucking Wellness can be found on the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles website.