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Auto Windscreens adopts new driver training for technicians

Auto Windscreens is introducing a new in-house driver training programme to improve its technicians’ on-road practices.  

Auto Windscreens’ new technician driver training brings a comprehensive approach to managing work-related road risk

The firm, which runs a 260-strong mobile technician workforce, has put its regional training officers through an advanced driver course with Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) to equip them with the knowledge to optimise driving across the 260-strong mobile technician workforce. ADT is also providing Auto Windscreens with driver analysis, training recommendations and online courses as part of the initiative.

Driving assessments will now be conducted as part of each technician’s individual development, with one-to-one and online training needs identified using risk assessments, driver behaviour scores from TomTom Telematics’ Webfleet software and incident records.

New recruits who have never driven a van will also receive training as part of their induction process, with additional coaching provided as required.

Nigel Lawrence, head of client partnerships (UK) of Applied Driving Techniques, said: “ADT is delighted to support Auto Windscreens’ integrated approach to managing work-related road risk (WRRR). Our extensive suite of engaging training solutions provides Auto Windscreens with the essential tools to continue their ongoing commitment to improving driver behaviour. We look forward to developing our partnership and enhancing their drivers’ overall safety.”

Shaun Atton, Auto Windscreens’ fleet manager, added: “Our trainers now have the skills to identify poor driving, such as erratic behaviours, and to coach technicians to change and improve their actions behind the wheel.

“Operating a large van fleet, we have a responsibility to the public to reduce the potential for road incidents. This new programme, combined with the adoption of VisionTrack and TomTom solutions, will ensure our staff are driving in a safe, informed and considerate way.”

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Written by 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.

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