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Pro-Drive bought by IAM Fleet

FLEET risk management and driver training company Pro-Drive has been bought by IAM Fleet, the professional training division of the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).

Bosses say the move further strengthens IAM Fleet’s portfolio of fleet risk management and driver training solutions.

The latest deal comes two years after IAM Fleet acquired Drive & Survive, the 2007 Fleet News Award Winner for Best Risk Management Company.

IAM chief executive Christopher Bullock said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Pro-Drive into our organisation.

‘As a charity, our purpose is to provide fleet operators with sustainable improvements to the safety of their at-work drivers. This has benefits far beyond simply complying with Health and Safety legislation and provides tangible returns in areas such as environmental benefits, fuel savings, corporate reputation and business performance.’

Mr Bullock added: ‘The move involving such key players in the fleet sector brings tremendous synergies, and these will be enjoyed by both IAM Fleet and Pro-Drive customers in terms of service and expertise.

'Pro-Drive has particularly been using internet-based technology to offer added value services and create operational efficiencies, and we are very excited about how we can work together to provide truly market leading solutions to the fleet sector using our combined knowledge. In particular, the move gives the IAM access to the work of Pro-Drive’s sister company E-Training World.’

Graham Hurdle, managing director of Pro-Drive, added: ‘By joining forces with IAM Fleet, we assure our customers of greater support, stronger national coverage, and a wider range of services.

‘I am also certain that everyone involved with Pro-Drive will be as pleased as I am that we have taken great care in choosing to become part of an organisation as prestigious as IAM Fleet, whose excellent name and reputation is known to all. As a result of the move, clients will also now enjoy associate status of the IAM.’

Pro-Drive will trade as IAM Pro-Drive with Mr Hurdle remaining as managing director.

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