Eugene Herbert started his career in the motoring industry in 1975 as both the owner of a risk management company and a motoring journalist. Over the years he gained a wealth of insight into not only the performance of vehicles but the people who drive them as well. He used this knowledge to start his company RAC which has evolved into a multifaceted training company which offers programmes ideally suited to South African drivers. It is now an ISO 9001 company.
Corporations use Eugene’s experience in risk management to strategise the management of their drivers and fleets. He has assisted many companies in improving their driving standards and safety, security procedures in cases of hijacking and kidnapping, and application of AARTO legislation. The training is developed to international standards and is currently being exported to a number of other countries.
Eugene has a certificate in Road Transport from RAU. He is also the holder of a 2003 Guinness World Land Speed Record for towing a caravan. He was also a Director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators for four years. Eugene sits on the board of several non-profit organizations, Namely, The Road Safety Organisation, Wheel Well, GRSP and Safe Drive Africa Foundation.
Eugene is dedicated to promoting road safety. It motivates him to continually develop programmes for this and it is a source of great pride for him. Through his programmes, there is potential to reduce road carnage and dramatically improve road safety. His objectives tie-in with the UN which aims to reduce accidents by 50% over the next ten years.
Eugene has extensive experience in a number of areas including driver training in commercial and heavy-duty vehicles, fleet management, advanced driving techniques, psychometric and on-the-road driver assessments, vehicle recovery and of course experience in road safety.
While his experience has in the last decade being focussed on driver behavioral change in collaboration with local and several international companies who have an office in the UK, Europe and North America he also has a successful history in the motor industry at large. This involved the management and disposal of vehicle fleets, vehicle dealerships, and consultancy.
If at any time during your show you require an expert opinion on any of these topics or challenges South African drivers face, Eugene will be more than happy to provide this comment. Please feel free to contact me to arrange an interview.