Our People

Executive unit

The Executive Unit encompasses the Managing Director’s and the Deputy Managing Director’s offices. The Unit is headed by the Managing Director, who also heads the Management Team, whose key responsibilities include:

  • The overall management and administration of the operations of the Company.
  • The provision of effective leadership and direction.
  • The maximization of shareholder value amongst others.

The Managing Director carries out his duties with the support of the Deputy Managing Director and the following departments and units:

Departments

  • Traffic operations
  • Human Resource
  • Finance
  • Technical
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal
  • Administration

Units under the Executive

  • Planning, Research, Statistics and Information Management (PRSIM)
  • Procurement
  • Communications
  • ICT
  • Estate

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit: 30years – 45years
  • Weight/Class of License: Valid class D or F licence with a minimum of three (3) years driving experience after obtaining the F license.
  • Educational Background: SSCE/WASSCE or BECE

Selection Criteria

  • Should be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Be required to pass simple written test in English Language and Theory of driving.
  • Be able to demonstrate adequate knowledge in road traffic regulations and Highway Code / Road Markings / Signs.
  • Shall undergo a practical driving test.
  • Knowledge in simple care and maintenance of vehicles ie. Knowledge in simple daily checks on vehicles.
  • Should be able to make simple entries in vehicle log books and other relevant documents, and write simple accident report and other occurrences
  • Multi Task – should demonstrate his/her ability/capacity and preparedness to perform other functions as and when necessary eg. Conductorate skills.
  • Good Eyesight: Applicants shall undergo eye test, certified by qualified medical officer or ophthalmologist.
  • Physical Fitness: Medical examination shall be required to establish good health and physical fitness.

PROCEDURE FOR TESTING DRIVERS

  • Number of years of driving experience and type of vehicles handled.
  • How did applicant learn to drive.
  • Assessment of actual age levels (production of birth certificate, if in doubt)
  • Inspection of license to determine its validity in terms of expiry. License may be forwarded to DVLA for authentication if its genuineness is in doubt
  • An eye test.
  • How long has applicant driven with current class of license
  • Literacy level: Verbal interaction to determine literacy level.
  • Check for alcohol intake.
  • What experience does applicant have on heavy duty buses? ~ Capacity, size, type of engine, weight, which routes, which station did he work, the name of owner, the vehicle number, which company or transport union etc.
  • How often did he drive last year
  • What distance did he cover daily on the average.
  • Has he had any driver training in recent times, what type and where?
  • Involvement in crash cases
  • ~ How many crashes was he involved in last year.
    ~ When did it happen.
    ~ Where did it happen – which portion of the road/city/town.
    ~ How many vehicles were involved in the crash?
    ~ What was the weather like at the time of the accident eg. foggy, misty, sunny, rainy etc.
    ~ What time of the day did the crash happen? Daylight, dawn, dusk, in the dark.
    ~ What was the condition of the traffic at the time of the crash.
    ~ To what extent was he to be blamed for the crash.
    ~ What did the police report indicate.
    ~ How did the case end.

Testing of Drivers

  • Written test in simple English and general knowledge in theory of driving.
  • Oral test in highway code, vehicle safety checks, code of ethics of drivers, principles of safe driving, duty of care, appreciation of accidents – causes, effects and prevention, etc.
  • Eye test.
  • Practical driving test using the various vehicles used by the company. This test will, among others, involve the following:
  • ~ Seating and adjustment of seat
    ~ Steer holding / control
    ~ Gear and clutch use
    ~ Starting, moving and reversing of vehicles
    ~ Positioning and lane selection
    ~ Breaking and following distances
    ~ Overtaking - process and procedure
    ~ Signals and use of vehicles lights
    ~ Negotiating curves/ making turns / use of roundabouts
    ~ Speed Management/adaptation
    ~ Highway/Motorway driving and town riding
    ~ Perception of danger/Anticipation
    ~ Control of vehicle systems
    ~ Use of mirrors
    ~ Obstacle course to determine skills in maneuvering.

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