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Core Driving Skills Remain Fundamental to Risk Assessments

Assessing drivers’ attitude, knowledge, concentration and observation, and hazard perception skills are core to delivering a meaningful and accurate driver risk assessment. That’s according to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, who says that the fleet sector could get carried away with seeking new academic and increasingly psychometric ways of assessing drivers when, in reality, the basic principles should always apply. “Competitive forces in any sector mean that some companies are always looking at new and different ways of doing things to create enhanced selling points or a competitive edge,” said Graham. “With many products and services, by seeking…

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Partnerships with Fleet Sector Companies Continue to Grow

With many fleet sector service companies seeking to provide their clients with a fully branded online driver profiling and e-driver training system, E-Training World is seeing accelerated growth in this area. Contract hire, fleet management, insurance and driver training companies can have their own system thanks to the flexibility of E-Training World’s award winning system that enables it to be white-labelled and tailored to a company’s requirements with speed and ease. “We already partner with a wide range of companies in the fleet sector,” said Jonathan Mosley, director of sales & marketing. “Last year we introduced a new version of…

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Contract Hire and fleet management companies can enjoy immediate access to a branded, tailored driver profiling and e-driver training system

Contract hire and fleet management companies seeking to bolster their proposition can enjoy the benefits of offering a fully branded, tailored online driver risk assessment and e-learning system to their customers. But Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World says that he believes many leasing providers and fleet management specialists think the process to have their own system is far more complicated than it actually is. “If a fleet sector service company has an opportunity for online driver risk assessments and e-learning and would like to offer their client a solution, branded in their own style, or…

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Regular Reminders about safe driving can be as important as Training

Companies that operate car, van, HGV, PCV and minibus fleets should not overlook the importance of regular reminders to all company vehicle drivers of the importance of safe driving. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of online driver risk assessment and e-learning specialists E-Training World, frequent reminders can be a very effective way of keeping accident levels to a minimum and their importance should not be overlooked. “Look at how people drive after witnessing an accident,” said Graham. “Most drivers slow down, ease back from the vehicle in front, drive more cautiously and take far greater care until the memory…

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“Preventing bridge strikes” online training module launched for HGV and PCV drivers

Leading online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist, E-Training World, has launched a new driver training module to help HGV and PCV operators reduce bridge strikes. According to Network Rail, railways suffer approximately 1800 bridge strikes every year, which is 5 a day, costing the taxpayer some £23m. The bridge strikes e-module is aimed to change drivers’ attitude, educate them and offer them advice and guidance. It also brings to their attention the extreme costs, dangers and risks to other people’s lives that bridge strikes cause. “As with almost all accidents and collisions, driver error is usually the cause,” said…

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E-Training World launches major upgrade to its online driver profiling and e-driver training system

E-Training World has launched a major upgrade to its online driver profiling and e-driver training system with a host of new features. Called Auto Risk, there is a new driver dashboard, an ‘at-a-glance’ training timeline and the option to allocate online training automatically based upon a driver’s high, medium or low risk rating. It also offers companies outstanding flexibility, such as branding and adapting the system to your company style, tailoring the wording and frequency of reminder emails, adding bespoke profiling questions, creating custom-built client modules, adding company divisions and teams, and being able to add a company’s chosen on-road…

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Driver profiling becoming standard practice for vehicle fleets

Profiling the risk of company drivers is fast becoming standard practice for businesses operating vehicle fleets. According to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director at E-Training World, it is now rare to come across companies who are not conducting some form of profiling and with large fleet operators it is the norm. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve gone from a situation where we used to speak to many companies who were looking at profiling for the first time, and in many cases they knew very little about it,” said Jonathan. “In fact, most meetings I attended were for companies…

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‘Avoiding rear end collisions’ is by far the most popular online driver training course

E-Training World has announced its most popular online driver training modules, with ‘Avoiding rear end collisions’ enjoying by far the greatest demand. The online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist offers a wide range of e-driver training modules for cars, LCVs, HGVs, PCVs (bus/ coach) and minibuses, with topics ranging from hazard perception and speed awareness, to motorway lane discipline and vehicle safety checks. Most companies operating vehicle fleets suffer high percentages of accidents involving a rear end collision, which is why training drivers to stop having them is at the top of most fleet manager’s wish list. “Apart from…

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Effective profiling will slash driver training costs

Using an accurate and effective profiling system prior to driver training will dramatically reduce your training costs. That’s according to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director of E-Training World, who says its essential to profile drivers prior to making any decisions about driver training. This is because an online system will not only identify who needs in-vehicle intervention, it will also pinpoint what form of training is required. “If you use an accurate online profiling system, you’d expect to see less than 10% of drivers coming out as high risk and needing some form of on road training,” said Jonathan.…

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Online risk assessments and driver training a ‘must’ for van operators

Companies operating fleets of vans should pro-actively use online driver profiling and e-driver training systems in the recruitment and training of drivers. Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, says that the cost of poor driving is a huge problem for van fleets, and by not employing high risk drivers in the first place, and providing every new starter with an ongoing training plan, delivers long-term benefits. “We have a system for assessing and training drivers of vans below 3.5T, and a separate system for vehicles between 3.5T and 7.5T,” said Graham. “We’re finding an increasing number of companies using…

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Fleet managers should aim to eradicate minor vehicle damage

Small knocks, scrapes, dinks and dents may seem like an inevitable downside to running a car or van fleet. Yet Graham Hurdle, managing director of online driver training specialist, E-Training World, believes this form of ‘avoidable but costly’ vehicle damage must never be seen as acceptable. “Virtually all minor vehicle damage can be prevented,” Graham said. “After all, its mainly down to complacency, carelessness, hastiness and laziness on the part of drivers. “To give some examples, hitting fixed objects such as walls, bollards or other vehicles when parking is simply down to drivers not taking enough care. Suffering dents in…

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Assess essential skills when profiling at-work drivers

Assessing the core skills of a driver’s attitude, knowledge, observation/concentration and hazard perception skills are essential for companies with vehicle fleets when profiling risk. According to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director of E-Training World, companies will enjoy maximum benefit from their driver assessments by sticking to the four cornerstones of driving ability, leading to improved driver buy-in, accurate results, a reduction in accidents and lower repair costs. “If you consider how a driver is assessed in a vehicle by an ADI (approved driving instructor), they would evaluate the driver’s attitude, ask questions to test their knowledge, look at their…

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