Our Van Driver Training is designed to get the best from your drivers.
The general public perceptions of fleet drivers, white van man and sales executives, is that they are often aggressive and rude while they are on the road. These drivers represent your company. You would not employ someone aggressive and rude to answer your phone! So why would you have someone acting this way on the road?
Van Driving Regulations
If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and hold a standard car drivers licence then you can drive a van, up to 3,500kg. Driving heavier vehicles – you will need to sit an additional test.
If you passed before 1st January 1997 you should have the relevant permission on your licence. Without the need to sit another test
If you’re unsure on the DVSA website, you can view your driving licence information to check what types of vehicles you can drive.
Do you have van drivers, who work for you?
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.
According to the Data about the vehicles involved in reported road accidents, produced by the Department for Transport on gov.uk. There were 12,062 accidents reports involving vans or light goods vehicles. Including 2,307 fatal or serious incidents.
How many of your drivers have had any additional driver training since passing their driving test?
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 the necessary training? Not sure? then contact us at Tony Shaw Driving we can assess your fleet drivers and make recommendations for additional training. We also offer training and support services, for cars, vans, PSV’s or HGV vehicles.
It is quite common for van drivers to use the skills covered in our courses when out their own cars. This in itself can lead to reduced accidents and less time off work.
Van Driver Training is available through Tony Shaw Driving throughout Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Worcestershire, Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire and South Wales.