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Do you have van drivers who work for you?

In 2003 there were 28,864 accidents involving vans and trucks in Great Britain. This resulted in 9,958 van and truck drivers and passengers being injured of which 1,194 were killed or seriously injured.

How many of your drivers have had additional driver training since passing there driving test? How many of those have had training in a Van?

It is not uncommon for van drivers to have accidents whilst reversing, negotiating parked vehicles, and whilst changing lanes or overtaking. Many van drivers are unaware that different speed limits apply to them .

If a van driver employed by your organisation was involved in an accident, could you say that you had done everything to ensure that the driver had received necessary training.

To minimise the risk in terms of your driver’s health and to your own corporate identity, you should consider the benefits additional training could bring.

The Benefits

As well as complying with your legal responsibilities, there are many advantages to implementing a fleet van driver assessment and training policy.

As well as the potential for a reduction in your motor insurance premiums, effective van driving can also offer the following benefits: -

It is quite common for your van drivers to adopt what they have learned when driving in their cars too. This in itself can lead to reduced accidents and less time out of work.