Health & Safety Executive – estimated the costs to employers arising from road traffic incidents involving company drivers in the UK to be in the region of £2.7 BILLION per annum.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have concluded that there is an 8.5% improvement in fuel efficiency for every driver that takes part in a Fleet Driver Training Course. This equates to 5 vehicles travelling 20,000 miles each year saving their company around £1500 in fuel alone. Fleet Driver Training can therefore be seen as a long term investment for any business, of any size.
Along with reducing the company’s fuel bill, other benefits include employees driving in a much improved, professional manner, the company saving money on fleet insurance and costly engine, tyre and clutch wear. There are also improvements in terms of employee and public safety, as well as a reduction in employee sickness absences and incident repair bills.
The Benefits of Company Driver Training
Lower insurance premiums, increased morale, decreased stress and trauma, reduces your corporate liability, fuel consumption, maintenance and likelihood of collisions.
Reduced fuel consumption & maintenance
Driver Training can reduce:
- Maintenance and fleet administration costs.
- Fuel consumption.
- Vehicle depreciation.
- Downtime for your vehicles.
- Insurance costs.
Increased morale decreased stress and trauma
Employees who have taken a training course will feel they are valued by their employer. This will improve productivity and efficiency and help reduce missed appointments/sales.
Reduce your corporate liability
All this will help to protect your company management from potential legal implications and related costs, and help your company to comply with the health and safety driving at work. This will also improve your company image.