DocStop – for humane working conditions for professional drivers
The initiative to provide better medical assistance for professional drivers DocStop, ensures greater road safety. Only a "healthy driver is a safe driver". As a partner in the transport sector, we are totally committed to this action.
A driver en route that suffers from an acute medical condition or becomes ill, can't "just stop" and go to the doctor. In order to make this possible, DocStop has being pulling out all the stops since 2007. Already 700 partners across Germany, such as clinics, hospitals and doctor's practices participate. 400 drivers monthly use the en route medical assistance. Also foreign drivers, who are on German roads, are informed via the DocStop hotline in 23 languages.
The project will soon be introduced in other European countries and there are already the first four DocStop information points since 2013 in Padborg / DK which have been sponsored by the association for Danish road haulage ITD.
This is how DocStop works: if a driver needs medical assistance while en route, he only has to call the DocStop Hotline, which operates via the ADAC Truck Service. He briefly mentions his symptoms, his location and direction, and is directly informed where the next parking space and DocStop partner on his route are located. There the driver will receive immediate treatment by a doctor.
„We appreciate TimoCom's fast and uncomplicated help. Soon, we will be using this support to establish DocStop outside of Germany.“ – says Rainer Bernickel, DocStop's founder, former police chief inspector, and European referent in road safety.
On the 15 December 2010 Rainer Bernickel received the Federal Cross of Merit for his services to road safety and the professional driver's requirements – especially for the successful implementation of the DocStop initiative. Film of the award
TimoCom supports the school project "Raus aus dem Toten Winkel“
Some commitments are in particular important to us – and worthy of support. That is why we support the Round Table's work, a voluntary organisation which raises awareness concerning road accident prevention through the school project " Raus aus dem Toten Winkel
Tragic truck accidents repeatedly occur when the truck turns right. "Raus aus dem Toten Winkel“ suggests that this matter should be part of the educational content in many primary schools in grades 3 and 4. In the practical part of these events, a truck driver is also present with his truck to sensitise the children directly of the dangers of blind spots. The entire class stands in the blind spot, and then each child goes individually into the driver's cab to see for themselves that no one can see the other children from this position.
Over 500 events such as these have been held since 2006. By supporting this project, we want to increase this number.
„With TimoCom's donation we can and will continue to develop the project and keep the costs low to ensure its continuity.“
The St. Raphael Haus helps children and young people from around the world
Our daily business is to think outside the box. We also look at what is happening in our surroundings. In the course of this, one organisation in particular has caught our eye: the St. Raphael Haus in the middle of Düsseldorf. Here, 73 employees daily ensure that almost 100 children and young people, each with a different life story, find a home.
In each group, they don't only learn to live together but to develop an independent perspective. Excursions, computer courses or music lessons are important for an integral education. These, however, are not covered by state funds. As a Düsseldorf-based company, we would like to sponsor a yearly event such as climbing, a dance project or an excursion in nature. Furthermore, we also contribute personally: TimoCom employees support the children and young people locally at the annual spring festival.
About St.Raphael Haus: the residential facility, founded in 1851, stands for human and social values. These include: "loving care, education, provisions, counselling, guidance in many situations, crisis management and social group work. No matter what nationality or religion - St.Raphael Haus is open to all children who do not receive the necessary care.