Leonard Arthur Tadford - Mobile: +27 83 590 1807 Email: leonard@tadford.co.za 

   Personal Data: 

   Date of Birth: 5 April1964 

   Nationality: South African 

   Identity: 640405 XXXX XXX    

   Passport: Valid to January 2024 

   Driver’s license: EC + Current PrDP (Also, qualified Driver Instructor) 

   Police & NRSO Clearance: June 2019 

   Commissioner of Oaths as at 2019 

   Employment History:

   January 2019 – Ongoing 

   Owner – SDT ‘Student Driver Training” "Tadford Synergy"


   Scholar Driver Training 

   Training of school bus drivers

   Theory test on rules & regulations 

   Driver assessments 

   Practical driver training 

   Advanced driving principles 

   Evacuation procedures 

   Loading & unloading passengers 

   Upgrade training of drivers on vehicle type


   Future Coaches & Tours, Centurion (Gauteng) 06/2013 to 11/2019 - 6 Years combined

   Senior coach driver 

   Transportation of foreign tour groups to Mpumalanga/Limpopo, Kruger Park safari regions 

   Certified South Africa Tour Specialist 

   Transportation of VIP’s 

   Chairman of the World bank 

   National Cricket Team “The Proteas from 2013 to2019 

   Visiting foreign dignitaries 

   Local business men 

   Corporate Clients

   School groups on camps & sporting events 

   Transportation of various private sporting charters 

   Zero accident and incident/damages achievements 


   Future Coaches & Tours, Centurion (Gauteng) 

   Safety Compliance officer + Tour Coach Driver 


   Responsible for a portfolio of 47 Curro Schools 

   329 vehicles. Comprising of: Mini Busses, Busses, Sedans, LDV’s & Trailers 

   Annual statutory training of school bus drivers 

   Evaluation & assessment tests (New Drivers) 

   Corrective behaviour driver training as required 

   Up-grade training of drivers to higher code vehicles 

   Physical Audit (Inspection) of all vehicles within the group on a monthly basis. 

   Areas. Northern Cape, Free State, North West Province Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the entire Gauteng region 

   (I traveled extensively) 

   Meeting with Executive Heads and responsible persons at each vehicle audit visit 

   Monitor and booking vehicles for service schedules 

   Organising repairs of vehicles as necessary 

   Licencing and 6 monthly COF scheduling - Allocation and “Top-up” of etag’s on vehicles 

   Monitor and follow-up of Tracking system exception reports (C-Track) 

   Readiness and delivery of NEW vehicles 

   Compile & Monitor passenger capacity reports quarterly 

   New scholar transport route surveys as required Adhoc tour coach driver 


   Future Coaches & Tours, Centurion (Gauteng) 

   Fleet Controller + Tour coach driver 


   Scheduling servicing intervals with suppliers 

   On-going upkeep & repairs 

   Recovery of vehicles encountering mechanical breakdown 

   Monthly Safety inspections 

   6 Monthly COF inspections 

   Maintaining statute documentation in vehicle 

   - Operators Permits 

   - Insurance documentation 

   - Vehicle registration & COF documentation 

   - Cross Border Permits o Drivers Manual 

   - Vehicle induction with new drivers 

   - Driver Competency assessments 

   - Tyre Management 

   - Vehicle turnout and cleanliness


   References: Francois Pretorius 061 060 6177


   2020 - Forensic Crash Scene Investigations

   2017 - Scania Driver Academy - Vehicle Into - K460

   2016 - Driving Instructor 

   2014 - Germany Language Literacy Marburg Germany

   2014 - Sigma Studied LTD UK - CPC 

   * Defensive Driving  

   * Fuel Loads  

   * Digital tachograph  

   * Emergency First Aid  

   * Driving Hours & Driver records

   * Health & Safety in the Industry

   * Manual Handling & Vehicle Checks

   1993 - Trubok Training - Industrial & Labour relations

   1989 - NOSA - Safety for Supervisors

   1989 - Damelin College - Principles of Management

   1987 - Durban Ambulance College Ambulance Technology/Rescue 1&2 

   1987 - Natal Provincial Administration - EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Advanced Driving Techniques

   1985 - Johannesburg Ambulance College - Emergency Medical Assistant

   1985 - Benoni Fire Department - Fireman

   1982 to 1983 - Military Service. Buffel, Light & Medium Driver