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Welcome to Highways Driver Training
OUR DRIVING AMBITION IS TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY AND KEEP YOUR PEOPLE SAFE
Highways Driver Training enables customers to save significant amounts of money and fuel – while reducing carbon emissions and driver accidents.
Significant benefits delivered by our courses include:
- Lower vehicle maintenance costs
- Less downtime for staff
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Cheaper insurance premiums
- Improved corporate image
More than 30 years’ experience of providing first-class fleet training and driving courses.
HOW WE CAN CUT YOUR FLEET COSTS BY TEN PER CENT OR MORE
Our advanced driver training programmes – tailored exactly to your needs – mean your fleet’s fuel consumption and operating costs could be reduced by ten per cent or more.
Our highly experienced professional instructors train your drivers in safe and fuel-efficient driving techniques that allow them to make major contributions to your savings.
For every 1 mph reduction in average speed, accident frequency is reduced by five per cent and our driver training in correct speed-use can mean the difference between a profitable operation and a commercial calamity.
NUMBERS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS – TAKE A LOOK
An important part of our service offer is ECO Efficiency Fuel Management – Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving. ECO Efficiency Fuel Management figures speak for themselves:
3,121 of the 6,375 drivers who undertook training in the the programme worked for companies employing less than 50 employees
Mpg data for 6,179 drivers showed an average improvement in mpg of 10.01%
Gear change figures for 6,043 drivers indicated an average reduction in gear changes of 36.9%
Data was collected from 6,326 drivers on the length of time taken to complete the first and second run. The data shows that there was an average decrease in the time taken to complete the second run of 0.92%. This shows that safe and fuel-efficient driving does not add extra time to journeys.
FLEXIBLE COURSES PROVIDE ESSENTIAL TRAINING AND LEGAL ACCREDITATION
Our highly flexible range of courses includes ECO Efficiency Fuel Management van driving programmes – we saved one client £11,000 in fuel alone – as well as Minibus training for schools, colleges and care homes. Full and half-day training courses are also available to company car drivers. Our courses contain theory and driving assessment sessions with a professional instructor, plus a detailed written report for each driver.
ECO EFFICIENCY FUEL MANAGEMENT COURSES
Working alongside the Energy Savings Trust our ECO Efficiency Fuel Management courses for companies operating vans has a strong track record of reducing vehicle maintenance and fuel costs. Take, for example the successful outcome we achieved for Blackpool Coastal Housing. Working with 22 drivers, we saved the client £11,000 in fuel alone. Other organisations that have been delighted with our services include Speakmans in Manchester, HSL in Blackburn, Pendle Housing Association, and Preston Community Gateways.
An extra client benefit is that our ECO Efficiency Fuel Management course complies with new health & safety requirements, giving you a firm footing in relation to legal regulations. This course is flexible and can be provided for either one or two drivers, with options for a half or full day. It comprises a presentation, licence check, a vehicle check and assessment drive, followed by a validation drive to demonstrate the savings. A full written report is available and certified accreditation is provided, which is recognised by specific insurance companies. Find out more about how you can save money with our subsidised Eco Driver training Please get intouch for our free or discounted training
MINI BUS TRAINING
We are qualified to deliver Minibus training for organisations such as schools, universities, care homes and charities whose drivers require refreshers or full training programmes.
Highway Driver Training can offer a variety of Minibus Courses which include:
- Standard – which is an all-seated bus.
- Full Accessible – this is for organisations that require wheelchair clamping and the use of passenger lifts
- Fire and Evacuation – this is a full day course with a presentation and a practical session that uses theatrical smoke to enhance reality of a bus on fire.
WORK PLACE DRIVER TRAINING
This training is ideal for any organisation that has more than 5 drivers that use cars for work this includes their own cars know as grey fleet, this can be for one or two drivers and features a presentation and practical sessions, with options for full and half-day courses.
HARNESSING DRIVER TRAINING TO BOOST YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Official figures show that more than 90% of road traffic accidents are driver-related – the majority being rear-end shunts. Driver attitudes and lack of awareness are largely to blame. Workplace driver training takes a practical and cost effective approach to tackling these issues. As a result, your business will become more profitable, your operations more efficient, and your staff more motivated.
THE CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF LEGAL NON-COMPLIANCE
Just as importantly, organisations with five or more staff using vehicles for work have a legal duty of care. Ignoring this obligation has potentially ruinous implications. In the worst case, a company’s directors could be charged with manslaughter and – if found guilty – face prison or fines that could sink the business.
FIVE REASONS WHY DRIVER TRAINING IS VITAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS
Accredited workplace driver training can:
- Reduce wear and tear on vehicle components, resulting in cost savings
- Raise driver awareness, leading to better road safety
- Lower Insurance costs
- Cut fuel bills
- Increase mpg
MOTORWAY DRIVER TRAINING
We are fortunate to have a wide network of motorways in our region, including the M65, M55, M6, M60 and M62). However, to some drivers these efficient transport links are out of bounds. Motorway tuition has never been part of driving test tuition and if you have never driven on a motorway you will be understandably hesitant. We offer dedicated motorway tuition for your staff, using professional skills to develop their experience and confidence so they can work more productively and effectively.
FIND YOUR CONFIDENCE AGAIN WITH DRIVING REFRESHER COURSES
Employees who have not driven for a long while, or lack confidence due to a recent road accident can benefit from our Driving Refresher courses. We take the time to get to know the individual involved and structure the course around his or her specific needs.