Fleet Source has been appointed to help Transport for London (TfL) provide ‘Vision Zero’ driver training. This is part of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan's, plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from road collisions.
The company will be one of two contractors on the Framework. The Vulnerable Road User (VRU) driver training company will be a key factor in the Mayor’s plans.
The Mayor of London unveiled his transport strategy two years ago, also pledging to cut emissions in the capital. His “Vision Zero” is aiming to eliminate London bus deaths by 2030, and for there to be no serious injuries or deaths on London’s TfL-controlled road network by 2041.
The short-term intention is to reduce road deaths by 65% before 2022, compared to the 2005-2009 figures.
Nick Caesari, Fleet Source founder and chief executive office, said: “Winning this place with TfL is strategically important for Fleet Source as it’s fully aligned with our mission to help save lives and improve road safety through professional driver training in every sector of the economy.
“Whilst this new contract represents a continuation of Fleet Source’s partnership with TfL, which began in 2014, our responsibilities as a principal contractor now are much more significant.
“Working in collaboration with TfL and FORS, we look forward to making a major positive contribution to the Mayor’s ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which we endorse wholeheartedly.”
The Mayor believes necessary VRU training for commercial drivers will help London reach its “Vision Zero” target.
TfL will be supported by Fleet Source, which will train 3600 commercial drivers each year, over the next four years. Participating drivers will attend training courses enabling them to achieve the highest level of driver accreditation, which is aligned to the FORS standard.
Khan also intends to make London’s entire road transport system zero emission by 2050 at the latest.
This will be delivered through a phased approach, following wide-spread public consultation and building on the forthcoming introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and the T-charge.