Fleet driver training is an integral component of a fleet management programme. The goal is to eliminate or reduce risks encountered by company drivers whilst at the same time, lower fleet costs by reducing accidents, fuel costs and insurance premiums. Your drivers represent your company on the road so creating a positive corporate image is important.
What is your “Duty of Care”? If your company employs drivers, or has employees who frequently drive as part of their job role then your business has serious corporate responsibilities. Your company has a “duty of care” to your employees and this extends to ALL drivers of company vehicles or driving their own vehicle on behalf of the business. If you would like more information regarding responsibilities or on how we can help you significantly cut the costs of running your fleet – please get in touch.
Driving courses can be offset against tax. Government funding and subsidies can often be used to help reduce the cost. Training doesn’t have to be expensive. Drivetime design all of their driving courses to pay for themselves:
We will work with your employees current strengths to improve their assessment of road conditions and their risk/reward behaviour. We introduce simple skills which can be gained immediately. Used on a daily basis, these techniques will help drivers to develop courteous, safe and responsible habits. Where necessary, we will work with you to change company driving culture to ensure your representatives become ambassadors on the road.
These courses are designed to update your Company Driver's knowledge of the Highway Code and improve their driving skills. There is also an oppartunity to take an advanced driving test at the end of the course.
There are a number of advanced driving tests available including those offered by The Insitute of Advanced Motorists and ROSPA.
The advance driving tests are based on Roadcraft, the police driving system. These tests are open to anyone who has passed the standard driving test, but only a small fraction of drivers choose to have advanced driver training or take an advanced test.
Eco driving is a rising trend across Europe as more and more motorists become aware that by changing the way they drive they can reduce their fuel consumption by as much as 25%. It is already included in the learner driving test.
This style of driving leads to a relaxed posture behind the steering wheel giving more comfort to both driver and passengers, so naturally the earlier you start to practice eco-driving the more natural and logical it all seems.
Eco driving is not a completely different way of driving, it’s the small changes that make a huge difference.
Adopting an eco driving style is easy, and once you’ve mastered it, not only start to make real savings, but you will also be doing your bit for both the envirnment by producing less carbon dioxide (CO2), and also for your wallet with reduced fuel and servicing costs.