JVE, Hino gearing up to train Saudi women to drive trucks


JEDDAH — Jamjoom Vehicles and Equipment (JVE), distributor of Hino Motors in Saudi Arabia, is planning to provide training to women to drive light-duty trucks.

It is the first such training program in the Kingdom.

This initiative, as part of the Hino’s “Total Support Philosophy,” is designed to support women who want to become a part of the workforce of small businesses such as food trucks and delivery of light parcels.

Hino Motors is a Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines of the Toyota Group headquartered in Hino-shi, Tokyo.

“After the official announcement of the Saudi government allowing women to drive cars from June 2018, JVE has been wanting to support women and decided to provide training on driving light-duty trucks with automatic transmission model until they get their licenses. These activities are considered a part of Hino’s ‘Total Support Philosophy’ seeking to be real business partners with our customers,” the company said in a press release.

JVE said it always strives to support government decisions and work for the implementation of the Vision 2030. “JVE is also doing everything possible to reduce the unemployment rate as targeted in the Vision 2030 by providing opportunities for males and females in this program using a safe, environmentally friendly (Euro3), and easy and smooth state-of-the-art automatic transmission truck,” it said. — SG