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Sendy strikes deal allowing drivers to own Hino Trucks

Glenn Ogolah
August 27, 2019

Sendy has entered into a partnership deal with Hino Kenya, the commercial vehicle division of Toyota Kenya, and Tsusho Capital to provide trucks to drivers on loan. This is in a move to enable more drivers to buy their own trucks to do business on the Sendy platform. Drivers who have worked on the platform for at least 6 months with a continuous track record and ratings of more than 4.5 stars will qualify for this deal.

The partnership is set to empower more Sendy Partners to grow their business and buy their own assets. As part of the partnership, a 10-tonne Hino truck will cost Ksh3.1 million, to be paid over 24 monthly instalments.

Speaking during the handover of the trucks at the Hino Showroom, Sendy managing director Mr Meshack Alloys said that Sendy is always looking for new ways to empower the drivers within the community. The platform has opened vast opportunities for drivers and partners. The move is to assist drivers who cannot afford to buy these trucks at once.

“We provide demand to any driver who comes to our platform through the Sendy app allowing them to make enough money effortlessly through technology. We are now empowering our loyal and hardworking drivers even more through this partnership. Drivers who wish to upgrade to bigger vehicle types or expand the fleet of vehicles can now do so. Our customers will also enjoy service from high-quality vehicles on Sendy,” said Mr Alloys.

General Manager Hino Division, Gerald Muli said the partnership will allow drivers to experience a truck that will enable them to conduct their businesses without any strain due to the durability and quality of franchise they are providing.

“We are happy to partner with Sendy and provide the drivers with a truck that has a rich history and offers quality, durability and reliability synonymous with the Toyota Group. Hino trucks have quality engines for optimal power output and unmatched fuel efficiency. Offshore and local tests have proven that Hino has the best fuel efficiency compared to other market offerings.

We will also offer training and after-sale, services to help drivers maximize on what our trucks have to offer,” he added.

Recently, Sendy partnered with Yamaha to train its motorcycle drivers on road safety, in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents related to motorbikes in Nairobi. Sendy has also partnered with over 5,000 businesses to provide demand to drivers among them being Chandaria, Bidco, Davis and Shirtliff among others.