On-road training is a great option for fleet managers looking to improve the skills of their drivers on a one-to-one basis, providing them with detailed and immediate feedback on their at-work driving skills. Below are five benefits of on-road training and why you should be considering it for your fleet:
Address the development needs of individual drivers
Checking your employees’ driving history, subjecting them to risk assessments and using technology to monitor their behaviour, all contribute towards a driver’s risk profile. However, in themselves, these checks are not capable of producing a change in a driver’s attitude, skill level or behaviour. A practical, one-to-one training session remains the most effective way to address the development needs of individual drivers, as it gives a trainer the opportunity to observe their behaviour and provide targeted coaching.
Put theory into practice
On-road training enables drivers to put into practice theory they have learned in real time, in real-life scenarios, cementing their new learning through immediate experience and feedback.
Improve fuel efficiency
Driver behaviour is critical to improving fuel efficiency of fleets. Equipping drivers with the knowledge and skills to achieve significant fuel savings could see a reduction in fuel costs equivalent to 15p per litre.
Reduced incident rates and associated costs
The fundamentals of defensive driving – Observation, Anticipation and Planning – can be taught and then used to by drivers to avoid collisions, benefitting their own safety and that of other road users, and reducing unplanned costs for their employer.
Continue to progress
On-road training provides delegates with a comprehensive Driver Evaluation Report, detailing their performance and highlighting any development areas to focus on after on-road training.
If you think on-road training is right for your fleet, take a look at Driving for Work, our flagship on-road training course that covers all aspects of business driving including vehicle risk assessments and enhanced driving behaviours – helping to make your fleet safer and more efficient. Contact us us today to find out more.