Novadata has launched Drive Alive, the first of a series of new training courses aimed at helping professional drivers improve in their daily use of commercial vehicles on the road.
The course, which counts as seven hours towards driver CPC training, addresses some of the essential basics of best practice for professional drivers.
Suitable for either LGV or PCV drivers, it covers driver seating, the principles of vehicle checks, best practice on the road and the principles of fuel efficient driving.
Novadata anaging director Su Winch said: "At a time when periodic training for professional drivers is now becoming the norm, it seemed right to examine some of the foundations for a long successful career on the road.
"For example, back problems can be an occupational hazard for professional drivers, and it’s a bigger problem than many people realise.
"By addressing this in the Drive Alive course, we aim to help drivers be aware of steps they can take to safeguard their physical wellbeing, keeping them, their cargo or passengers and other road users safer on the road."