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Methods to Help Fleet Driver Training Benefits Last

Methods to Help Fleet Driver Training Benefits Last

​As the person responsible for the fleet management in your institution, it can be a difficult task to manage and maintain high standards across the board for your drivers. It’s important to keep in mind that regular contact with those who use the vehicles within your fleet, and to make them aware of the changing legislative laws and road conditions that may affect their ability when driving. To help make your life a little easier, we’ve outlined some key methods to help you get the very best out of training your fleet drivers.

First thing’s first, regular communication with your fleet drivers is crucial, and should be one of the pillars of any effective ongoing training programme within your company. Giving friendly frequent and timely reminders relating to topics such as changing weather conditions, checking the tyres on the vehicle before setting off and other important information to your fleet drivers emphasises that road safety is paramount, especially when representing your institution.

Introducing regular driver assessments across your fleet should form an intrinsic part of each organisations ongoing driver training policy, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). These assessments do not just focus on driving skills, but also on the driver’s attitudes, knowledge and understanding on how they can manage driving risks and how they can minimise these on a day-to-day basis.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to the future, the utilisation with the rapid evolution of technology, particularly in hand-held devices, could be the way forward, as e-learning is an ideal option for your ongoing training programme. Fleet drivers can complete a module on a particular topic and then receive questions on that subject by email or text message at an agreed point in time after the event. If these drivers struggle on a topic, further questions can be sent for better understanding. Utilising these methods can be a simple way for fleet decision-makers to check that knowledge is consistently maintained.

That’s what at Marshall Leasing, we’ve devised our own telematics app, MarshallMatics. Our solutions provide organisations with the insights they need to improve performance, worker safety, discover cost savings and stay compliant with regulations. Whether you are a large multi-national organisation or a small, local company, MarshallMatics has made it easy to take advantage of next generation telematics and access crucial business intelligence quickly.

To find out more on how we can help with all of your fleet requirements, please visit our dedicated ‘Telematics’ section on our website here, or call us directly on 01480 414541.

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