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Fleets urged to assess essential skills when profiling at-work drivers

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 levels of concentration and observation and check how adept they are at spotting clues to potential hazards,” said Mosley.

“By placing these disciplines into a web-based assessment replicates the on-road process as closely as possible, with numerous advantages.

“Driver profiling is typically the first stage of a process to assess risk, identify training needs and implement a plan to reduce accident levels.

“Drivers new to the process can be skeptical, but a key benefit of putting people through an assessment that reflects their actual driving experience is that they ‘buy-into’ the online course from the outset. In turn, they will then trust, respect and participate in the other online training courses they are asked to undertake, and this beds in the longer-term benefits for the business.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.