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IAM develops 'Driving for Work' training courses

Date: 17 May 2016   |   Author:

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has created a new range of training courses for staff who have to drive as part of their job, after researching the training needs of 7000 company drivers earlier this year.

IAM RoadSmart's new courses aim to "understand individuals' own motivations and concerns, on a one-to-one basis, while looking at what can be done to make the often stressful business of driving for work easier and more enjoyable". Unlike past courses, which focused on fault finding, the new Driving for Work portfolio provides coaching and guidance to drivers, according to the organisation.

Commenting on the new courses, Lesley Upham, IAM RoadSmart commercial director said: "Business drivers are already under pressure. They are being bombarded with messages from all quarters, not least to be meeting their business objectives. We are conscious that we should not add to these distractions. Instead we work with delegates to make their lives easier through the way they drive."

She continued: "This will in turn lead to them being safer on the roads, save money through using less fuel and taking the stress out of the sometimes arduous task of business driving."