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Online training soars as company car and grey fleet drivers make most of lockdown

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Company car and grey fleet drivers are using lockdown time to enhance their road skills, including through online driver profiling e-driver training.

E-Training World said its figures show that drivers are focusing some of their time at home to complete as many training modules as they can

New figures from E-Training World show the number of drivers carrying out online driver profiling and e-driver training has risen in the past two weeks, with the total logging in increasing by 18%.

The firm works directly with fleets large and small, and also specialises in providing white-labelled systems to companies serving the fleet sector.

According to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director, the number of completed online courses has gone up since the start of the lockdown, most likely due to people using their time working from home to carry out e-learning.

“Clearly we’re all experiencing extremely tough conditions at the moment but to draw some positives it’s good to see that many drivers are using this time to complete their online profiling and training,” said Mosley.

“It only takes 20 minutes or so for a driver to complete an online risk assessment, or an e-driver training module, with most drivers receiving up to six modules to complete each year.

“It appears from our system stats that drivers are focusing some of their time at home to complete as many modules as they can, which is good news for employers if drivers return to the road safer and more aware.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.