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Report raises concerns over driver training

DRIVER training works but there is major concern that the level of investment by fleets is not matched by an accurate reporting and monitoring system. Those are the two main conclusions from a 20-page Association of Car Fleet Operators driver training study, sponsored by BMW, Kwik-Fit Fleet and Nissan.

ACFO chairman Tony Leigh said: 'We hope the study will become the bible for every fleet manager who wants to talk to boards of directors about driver training.'

In the past industry figures have suggested driver training was implemented by around 10% of fleets. However, the ACFO study, which questioned 75 fleets - both ACFO members and non-members - as well as manufacturers, insurance companies, driver training organisations and accident management companies, suggests 42% of fleets have undertaken some form of driver training, with almost two-thirds of those being ACFO members.

ACFO - Study on Driver Training is available free to ACFO members from ACFO, The Mint House, Hylton Road, Petersfield GU32 3JY. Telephone 01730 260162 or fax 01730 263937.

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