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Online assessment for van men

A NEW assessment for van drivers involved in multi-drop operations has been added to the Interactive Driving Systems range of online tools.

The new assessment will focus on the unique issues faced by multi-drop drivers, such as frequent stops and starts, manoeuvring, driving at slower speeds in congested traffic, and dealing with a wide range of other road users in densely populated urban area.

Andy Cuerden, UK managing director of Interactive Driving Systems, said: 'As well as specific driving conditions faced by multi-drop drivers, issues also faced by managers of this group of drivers include the 'white van man' stereotype, high use of agency and casual staff, limited licensing and drivers' hours requirements, unsociable hours and high staff turnover, often of relatively young high risk drivers'.

The assessment of attitude, hazard perception, knowledge, behaviour, personality and personal exposure can be used to identify drivers most at risk.

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