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Massive response to training campaign

FLEETS operating more than 14,000 vehicles worth an estimated £210 million have now signed up to the Fleet News Get Trained campaign.

As the first details of available training were sent to some of the first fleet managers who signed up for the campaign this week, requests were still flooding in the to the Fleet NewsNet website.

The campaign highlights the need for improved training among Britain's fleet decision-makers. Fleet executives register their training needs with us and we highlight those training needs to providers in the industry.

The campaign has turned into one of the most successful in the history of Fleet News, with fleet operators in charge of fleets ranging from just three vehicles to more than 1,000 vehicles taking part.

Among the latest entries from fleet decision-makers have been pleas for help with implementing driver training programmes that might help reduce their accident levels.

One fleet decision-maker said: 'With our current accident rate of 86% (including all minor incidents), I feel I need more training to help me decide what to do next in an attempt to educate our young drivers and reduce incidents.

'To date there have been no fatalities and I want to ensure we are fully prepared to help prevent bad accidents happening.'

Last week, Fleet News began sending training requirements to companies that can offer assistance in improving standards in the fleet industry, a process that will continue for several weeks as new training providers register an interest.

Fleet decision-makers wanting to register for training through the Get Trained campaign should log on to www.fleetnewsnet.co.uk

Training providers can register to offer support to the Get Trained campaign by e-mailing fleetnews@emap.com

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