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Driver profiling becoming standard practice for vehicle fleets
07/11/2016

Profiling the risk of company drivers is fast becoming standard practice for businesses operating vehicle fleets. According to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director at E-Training World, it is now rare to come across companies who are not conducting some form of profiling and with large fleet operators it is the norm. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve gone from a situation where we used to speak to many companies who were looking at profiling for the first time, and in many cases they...



Fleet managers should aim to eradicate minor vehicle damage
07/11/2016

Small knocks, scrapes, dinks and dents may seem like an inevitable downside to running a car or van fleet. Yet Graham Hurdle, managing director of online driver training specialist, E-Training World, believes this form of ‘avoidable but costly’ vehicle damage must never be seen as acceptable. “Virtually all minor vehicle damage can be prevented,” Graham said. “After all, its mainly down to complacency, carelessness, hastiness and laziness on the part of drivers. “To give some examples,...



Effective profiling will slash driver training costs
13/09/2016

Using an accurate and effective profiling system prior to driver training will dramatically reduce your training costs. That’s according to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director of E-Training World, who says its essential to profile drivers prior to making any decisions about driver training. This is because an online system will not only identify who needs in-vehicle intervention, it will also pinpoint what form of training is required. “If you use an accurate online profiling system,...



E-Training World offers free road safety for kids
13/09/2016

The summer holidays are over and the kids are back to school. It’s a time when many young children are walking to school for the first time, and a lack of road safety awareness makes it a worrying time for parents. This is why E-Training World launched its e-training module called “Road safety for kids”. Completely free, this is available to any school, parent or club who would like to educate young people about the dangers of using the roads and how to stay safe. To use the e-module,...



Add value to your fleet customers with a branded driver profiling system
16/06/2016

The number of ‘fleet sector’ companies to utilise E-Training World’s white-labelled driver profiling and e-driver training system has soared in the first half of 2016. Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director, pinpoints the growing demand from companies operating vehicle fleets for online risk assessments and training as being the reason for such a surge in demand. “At E-Training World, we specialise in providing branded, self administered systems to any company operating in the fleet...



Company drivers should be risk assessed annually
16/06/2016

Companies operating vehicle fleets should be risk assessing their drivers at least once a year. That's according to E-Training World's managing director, Graham Hurdle, who says that an annual assessment is not only a vital health and safety discipline, it also sends a clear message to all drivers that their behaviour and ability is being monitored – and this leads to less accidents and a culture of safer driving. Graham’s view echos that of Andrew Wetters, policy advisor workplace transport...



Company drivers have a woeful lack of road knowledge
25/05/2016

More than a third of UK company car drivers have a fundamental lack of knowledge of the Highway Code and basic road laws. Leading driver profiling and e-driver training specialist, E-Training World, measures four aspects of driving as part of its online risk assessment, namely ‘Attitude’, ‘Knowledge’, ‘Concentration/Observation’ and ‘Hazard Perception’. Over the past 12 months, 36.6% of drivers have come out as high risk for the knowledge section and, Graham Hurdle, E-Training World’s managing...



Online risk assessments and driver training a ‘must’ for van operators
29/02/2016

Companies operating fleets of vans should pro-actively use online driver profiling and e-driver training systems in the recruitment and training of drivers. Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, says that the cost of poor driving is a huge problem for van fleets, and by not employing high risk drivers in the first place, and providing every new starter with an ongoing training plan, delivers long-term benefits. “We have a system for assessing and training drivers of vans...



Assess essential skills when profiling at-work drivers
29/02/2016

Assessing the core skills of a driver’s attitude, knowledge, observation/concentration and hazard perception skills are essential for companies with vehicle fleets when profiling risk. According to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director of E-Training World, companies will enjoy maximum benefit from their driver assessments by sticking to the four cornerstones of driving ability, leading to improved driver buy-in, accurate results, a reduction in accidents and lower repair costs. “If...



‘Avoiding rear end collisions’ is by far the most popular online driver training course
01/02/2016

E-Training World has announced its most popular online driver training modules, with ‘Avoiding rear end collisions’ enjoying by far the greatest demand. The online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist offers a wide range of e-driver training modules for cars, LCVs, HGVs, PCVs (bus/ coach) and minibuses, with topics ranging from hazard perception and speed awareness, to motorway lane discipline and vehicle safety checks. Most companies operating vehicle fleets suffer high percentages...



Driver risk dashboard a big hit with fleet managers
01/02/2016

E-Training World’s online dashboard reports, which were launched in 2015, have been a huge hit with fleet managers. According to Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s sales and marketing director, the facility for companies to see an ‘at a glance’ breakdown of the risk profile of their drivers has brought huge benefits. “Within each client’s management area, you can access all driver risk assessment results,” said Jonathan. “Not only can you see who has come out high, medium or low risk overall,...



E-Training World Highly Commended in BusinessCar Techie Awards 2015
27/08/2015

Online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist, E-Training World, has won a highly commended award in the prestigious 2015 BusinessCar Techies. The accolade, awarded for the Risk Management category, was announced this week in BusinessCar magazine after E-Training World had launched new dashboard reporting earlier this year to help companies better manage their driver risk. BusinessCar Editor, Paul Barker said, “Easy access to vital fleet management information helped E-Training...



Demand for van driver profiling on the increase
01/02/2016

Demand for E-Training World’s specialist van driver profiling and e-driver training systems is on the up. Companies operating van fleets up to 7.5 tonnes are increasingly using online systems to assess driver risk and allocate web-based driver training in order to reduce the level of accidents across their vehicle fleet. “Our dedicated driver profiling and e-driver training systems for light commercial vehicle drivers, up to 7.5 tonnes, has been extremely popular since its launch earlier...



Driving Standards will improve the moment you conduct an assessment
08/06/2015

Driver profiling is generally seen as the process of assessing a driver’s risk, and identifying their strengths and weaknesses, ahead of decisions being taken about their required training. However according to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director of E-Training World, by conducting an assessment causes drivers to think more about their own driving, raises awareness in their minds of many areas that pose a risk whilst driving and helps them learn – even during the assessment process. Better...



New Dashboard Reports from E-Training World
04/06/2015

E-Training World has launched new web-based dashboard reporting for its online driver profiling and e-driver training systems. Offering a series of charts and graphs, the reports enable better interrogation of a fleet’s risk profile, and enable businesses operating company and grey fleets to compare their risk averages between divisions, date ranges and against national trends. “We’re delighted to launch this great new feature to our systems,” said Graham Hurdle, E-Training World’s managing...



50mg Drink Drive Limit Sends Confused Message to Motorists, warns expert
19/05/2015

Proposals this week by the Police Federation to reduce drink-driving limits from 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg in England and Wales sends a confused message to motorists. According to road safety expert Graham Hurdle, who is managing director of online driver training specialists E-Training World, the 50mg message simply tempts drivers to have a drink and doesn’t tackle the problem severely enough. “Road safety charity, Brake, has called for a 20mg limit, which is effectively...



Regular Training Vital to Reduce Accidents
11/03/2015

Regular, on-going driver training is the best way to reduce accidents and can be achieved for as little as £30 per driver per year. According to E-Training World’s sales and marketing director, Jonathan Mosley, frequent short bursts of online driver training ensure that driver skills and attitudes are improved, road safety remains at the forefront of their minds and a culture of safe driving is embedded into a company. “A one off on-road driver training course will have a benefit for a period...



New driver profiling and e-driver training for Van Drivers
11/03/2015

Online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist, E-Training World, has launched a new dedicated system aimed at van drivers. It enables companies operating fleets of vans, which can range in size from small vans up to 7.5t, to quickly and accurately risk assess their drivers and offer relevant online driver training. “Van drivers face their own, unique challenges and risks while on the road,” said Graham Hurdle, E-Training World’s managing director, “and our new profiling and e-training...



Driver Profiling Sees Surge in Demand
08/10/2014

2014 has been the year when demand for online driver profiling and e-driver training in the fleet sector has reached an all time high. According to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director at E-Training World, the number of companies implementing a process of online risk assessments and e-driver training for their car and commercial vehicle drivers has soared this year. He puts it down to companies recognising their duty of care to drivers, looking for ways to reduce accident costs...



Have your Fleet Drivers Checked their Tyres Recently?
08/10/2014

Statistics released by the Highways Agency reveal that more than 11,000 tyre-related incidents took place on England’s motorways and major roads last winter. The figures were unveiled in support of Tyre Safety Month, this October; a campaign organised by Tyre Safe, a not for profit UK tyre safety organisation that raises awareness of the dangers of worn, unsafe or defective tyres. Incidents included punctures and blow outs and most took place between October and December. “These figures...



Investing in Risk Management will Deliver Instant Pay Back
29/07/2014

Companies considering risk management for their at-work drivers should look more at the money they will save rather than focus on the cost. According to E-Training World’s managing director, Graham Hurdle, risk management is often seen as an area of expenditure to protect companies against the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007, and the Health and Safety Offences Act 2008. However the reality is that risk management can deliver immediate, outstanding savings for any business operating...



Don’t Let the Heat Get to You!
29/07/2014

The school summer holidays have begun, we’re having a British heat wave and as drivers struggle to get from A to B on hot, congested roads its important to keep your cool behind the wheel. According to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, frustration with other drivers can shift up a gear when the temperatures are hot and roads are busy, causing some company vehicle drivers to become impatient and angry. That’s when very avoidable accidents occur, and at-work...



Driver Training Should be a Regular Activity, Not a “One Off”
01/05/2014

Driver training that results in less accidents, falling repair costs and improved safety for at-work drivers should be a regular feature of a company’s training plan, and can be achieved by using e-learning. According to Jonathan Mosley, director – sales & marketing at E-Training World, drivers can be offered regular, short bursts of driver training so that it becomes part of the culture of a company. Rather than offering training once a year, or when a driver is deemed to be having too...



HSE updates its Work-Related Road Safety Guidance
01/05/2014

Company directors and fleet managers whose staff drive either company vehicles or their own cars or vans for business use are being encouraged to read an updated guide to safe driving at work. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guide, ‘Driving at work: managing work-related road safety' has been updated, and can be downloaded from the HSE web site http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf According to the latest Department for Transport figures, a quarter (26%) of road casualties in Britain...



Be Careful How You Categorise High Risk Drivers
19/02/2014

Companies that automatically place their at-work drivers as high risk due to points on their licence, a recent accident or even because they haven’t had their eyes tested should look carefully at their risk assessment process. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of online risk assessment and e-driver training specialists E-Training World, this simplistic approach may seem logical but rarely categorises drivers correctly. “We often come across companies who undertake risk assessments...



Don’t Relax Your Driving When the Floods Subside
19/02/2014

Many parts of the UK have experienced very wet roads and large puddles in 2014, causing drivers to slow down. As road surfaces start to dry out, and water levels subside, Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World is warning drivers to remain vigilant and not ease off their level of concentration when driving. “Many drivers travelling on very wet roads have been forced to slow down in recent weeks,” said Jonathan. “This is mainly because they have had very little...



Companies that do not Risk Assess Drivers are the Exception, not the Rule
24/01/2014

With the uptake of online driver risk assessments and e-driver training growing at a dramatic pace, Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World believes companies with vehicle fleets that do not risk assess their drivers will soon become the exception rather than the rule. “In 2013 the level of interest in online driver risk assessments grew at a pace not seen before,” said Graham. “And in the short time since the beginning of 2014, the level of enquires has been accelerating even...



E-Training World Launches Cycling Awareness Training Module
24/01/2014

E-Training World has launched a new online driver training module on the topic of ‘cyclist awareness’. The module, which is aimed at drivers of cars, vans, HGVs and other vehicles, provides advice regarding safe driving near cyclists. “Cyclists are very vulnerable on our roads,” said Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s sales and marketing director, “and they are reliant on the attitudes and behaviours of drivers who they share the road with. “As a driver training specialist, we are not here...



E-Training World Launches System for the Republic of Ireland
11/11/2013

Leading online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist, E-Training World, has launched a new system for the Republic of Ireland. It follows the same proven structure as E-Training World’s highly acclaimed UK system, offering companies in Eire the ability to risk assess and train drivers online. “We’re delighted to launch a Republic of Ireland system,” said Graham Hurdle, managing director. “There has been a lot of interest from Eire in our systems, and we’re thrilled to now be...



E-Driver Training Modules Improved to Offer Additional Driver Evaluation
11/11/2013

E-Training World has enhanced the functionality of its e-driver training modules to enable further analysis of drivers’ training needs. The modules, which as well as providing training also ask questions on key topics, now include the ability to export the driver responses so that fleet managers can pinpoint where drivers may need further support. “We have a suite of fifteen driver training modules,” said Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s director of sales and marketing. “Each module asks...



There are 4 E's of road safety, but only one that you can influence
25/10/2013

Engineering, Enforcement, Emergency medical services and Education! These are the 4 E’s of road safety and, to give a quick overview, they are: Engineering - vehicle design, road layouts, road signs and other engineering advancements that improve road safety. Enforcement - speed cameras and other enforcement measures that contribute to improved road safety. However as we all know, enforcement is being diminished due to the reduction in police traffic officers. Emergency medical Services...



Road Knowledge a Weakness in Company Car and Van Drivers
03/10/2013

Many company car and van drivers lack a basic knowledge of UK road signs and laws. According to E-Training World’s online driver risk assessment system, a common section that drivers’ score poorly on is “Knowledge”; the other sections being Attitude, Concentration/Observation, and Hazard Perception. Through a series of multiple choice questions, drivers taking the E-Training World assessment are quizzed on their knowledge in one of the sections. This covers items such as UK road signs, minimum...



Check Your Tyres as part of Tyre Safety Month
03/10/2013

An October campaign encouraging drivers to check their tyres has begun, supported by thousands of garages and other organisations across the UK. The not for profit road safety group, TyreSafe, is encouraging drivers to make monthly checks on their tyre pressures to ensure they remain safe on the road. They’ve also stressed that driving on correctly inflated tyres helps them last longer and even reduce fuel bills. “Tyres are the only thing on your vehicle that connects you to the road,” said...



High Mileage does not mean High Risk, warns Expert
27/06/2013

Companies that categorise their drivers as being high risk, simply due to the number of miles they cover each year, the type of car they drive or the number of points on their licence should think again. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of online driver risk assessment and e-driver training specialists, E-Training World, all too often drivers are placed into a high risk category based on just a few questions about their driving activity. A true assessment, however, will focus on...



DSA and VOSA to Merge
27/06/2013

From 2014, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are to be merged into a single agency. The Department for Transport announced the initiative after a Motoring Services Strategy consultation on improving the delivery of motoring services by the four executive agencies – VOSA, DSA, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the Vehicle Certification Agency. Stephen Hammond, Roads Minister, announced the DSA–VOSA merger saying, ‘We need to make...



9% of Company Drivers are High Risk
21/05/2013

After more than a decade of offering online driver risk assessments, E-Training World has found a steady trend from its system data revealing that on average 9% of company car, van and HGV drivers are high risk, 68% are medium risk and 23% low risk. The data comes from E-Training World’s web based system that was one of the first to be launched in the fleet sector and has been used by some of the highest profile fleet operators in the UK, as well as many smaller companies with at-work drivers. “Whilst...



Drink Drivers Face Tougher Penalties
21/05/2013

Serious drink-drive offenders will have to prove they are no longer dependent on alcohol before being allowed back behind the wheel. Those who obstruct the police by refusing to allow their blood samples to be analysed will also be treated the same as the most serious offenders. The measures which come into effect from June 1 mean the most dangerous drink-drivers will have to pass a medical confirming they are no longer alcohol dependent, and those who refuse to give blood samples will only...



E-Training World launches 2 New E-Driver Training Modules
10/04/2013

Companies suffering high numbers of rear end collisions, and accidents in car parks, can now offer their drivers 2 new web-based driver training courses. Online driver profiling and e-driver training specialists, E-Training World, launched the courses in response to customer demand due to the very high frequency of these types of events occurring. “Rear end collisions, and minor damage caused by poor manoeuvring in car parks, cause companies a great deal of expense and hassle,” said Graham...



BusinessCar Survey Reveals Lack of Driver Incentives
10/04/2013

Fleet publication, BusinessCar, has revealed that more than half of businesses do not offer any incentives to drivers who show an improvement in their on-road behaviour. The BusinessCar online poll found that only 13% of companies incentivised drivers to improve their performance on the road, while 34.8% said they did not operate such a system but would consider implementing one. However, more than half of fleets surveyed (52.2%) said they did nothing to encourage drivers to improve their...



Poor Roads Becoming a 'Hole' Lot of Danger!
27/02/2013

As well as becoming an expensive nuisance for many fleet operators, the increasing number of pot holes on UK roads is introducing a new danger for drivers, over and beyond damaged tyres. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of fleet risk assessment and driver training specialists E-Training World, the problem has become so severe on some roads that drivers are swerving into oncoming traffic to avoid them. Others are stopping without warning on narrow country roads to allow traffic...



Fleet Operators Should Look Out for New Rules on Roadside Eyesight Tests
27/02/2013

Companies that operate vehicle fleets should be aware of the enhanced powers of the Police that came into force on 7th February this year. Immediate action can now be taken against any motorist failing a roadside eye test, with their licence being taken from them within a matter of hours. Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, said, “We would strongly advise companies to ensure all company, and grey fleet, drivers have had their eyes tested and that regular...



Core Driving Skills are Key When Assessing Risk
06/02/2013

Online driver risk assessments should focus on the core skills of attitude, knowledge, observation/concentration and hazard perception. By doing so, companies operating vehicle fleets will enjoy maximum driver buy-in from the assessment process, accurate results and see their accident rates and repair costs come down. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, the simpler and more relevant the driving assessment is, the better the outcome. “Driver profiling is typically...



Driver Training Should be On-Going, Not Once a Year
06/02/2013

Driver development courses resulting in less accidents, falling repair costs and improved safety can become a regular feature of a company’s training plan by using e-learning. Rather than offering training once a year, or whenever a driver is deemed to be having too many accidents, it should be provided to drivers in short bursts delivered through a web-based system. It can then become part of the culture of a company ensuring that careful, accident free, driving remains at the forefront...



Fleet Sector Suppliers Choose E-Training World’s Online Driver Risk Assessments
17/01/2013

Companies operating in the fleet sector are increasingly opting to use E-Training World’s online driver risk assessment and e-driver training system as the benefits become more widely recognised. E-Training World is developing a niche in the market as the company that is able to provide leasing companies, fleet management specialists, insurance companies, driver training providers and any other fleet sector supplier with a fully branded system that can edited and self administered. This...



Reduce Your Accident Costs in 2013
17/01/2013

Companies that bemoan large and volatile vehicle accident costs can reduce their expenditure with a series of simple, low cost, initiatives. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, many businesses believe it will take significant time and investment to drive down the number of incidents across their vehicle fleet. Yet accidents happen largely due to driver complacency, simple errors and lack of concentration and these can be dealt with via a series of online assessment...



Have a Safe and Happy Christmas from E-Training World
11/12/2012

On behalf of the whole team at E-Training World we’d like to wish our customers and newsletter readers a very happy Christmas and New Year. 2012 has been the year when E-Training World has seen a surge in demand from insurance companies, fleet management specialists, accident management providers and driver training companies for their own branded versions of our award winning online driver risk assessment and e-driver training system. It’s also been a year when E-Training World was able...



Try Our Free Online Drink Driving Awareness System this Christmas
11/12/2012

As our final news story for 2012, we’d like to remind all companies about our free online drink driving awareness course at www.drinkdrivingkills.com. Designed to raise awareness of drinking and driving, and in particular the dangers of ‘morning after drinking’ when drivers find themselves unwittingly over the limit, the course is fun, informative and interactive. “Many companies have encouraged staff to use this online tool in order to remind them of the dangers of drinking and driving,...



Core Driving Skills Remain Fundamental to Risk Assessments
15/11/2012

Assessing drivers’ attitude, knowledge, concentration and observation, and hazard perception skills are core to delivering a meaningful and accurate driver risk assessment. This is according to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, who says that the fleet sector could get carried away with seeking new academic and increasingly psychometric ways of assessing drivers when, in reality, the basic principles should always apply. “Competitive forces in any sector mean that companies...



Risk Assessment Data Should be Transferable Between Companies
15/11/2012

A driver’s risk assessment should be allowed to be taken from one employer to another if that individual changes company. The recommendation by Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, would result in cost and time savings for employers and a common sense approach to driver risk management. “If a driver is risk assessed by their employer but quickly moves to another company, currently the new company is likely to re-risk assess that driver as part of their duty...



Partnerships the Way Forward as E-Training World Continues to Grow
11/10/2012

The ability to offer insurance specialists, contract hire companies, fleet management providers, driver training businesses and other fleet sector suppliers their own branded online driver risk assessment and e-driver training system is growing in importance. According to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales & marketing at leading online fleet risk specialists E-Training World, it is the ability to form close working partnerships with companies that underpins the company’s continued growth. “Our...



Assess Your Drivers' Knowledge of the Company Car Policy for Free
11/10/2012

Companies that need to ensure their vehicle policy has been read and understood by drivers can offer a simple online test which also helps to explain the reasons behind the policy in more detail. For companies that order 40 logins or more (until the end of 2012) for E-Training World's online driver risk assessment system, the same number of drivers will also qualify for a free login to check their knowledge of the company car policy. “For any company that wants to ensure drivers have read,...



E-Training World Launches Online Risk Assessments for Minibus Drivers
19/09/2012

E-Training World has extended its portfolio of online driver risk and e-learning solutions with a new system for minibus drivers. The web-based driver profiling tool covers four key sections, namely attitude, knowledge, concentration & observation, and hazard perception. It follows the same tried and trusted approach to risk assessing drivers that has led E-Training World to win numerous awards in the fleet sector since pioneering the introduction of online systems for corporate drivers over...



Communication is Key When Implementing Driver Risk Assessments
19/09/2012

Feedback from companies that have introduced risk assessments for their company and grey fleet drivers have said that one of the key issues they face is driver resistance. Many drivers, particularly those who have concerns about their accident levels, points on their licence or are simply ‘proud of their driving ability’ can often feel negative about their driving standards being scrutinised and rated. Yet according to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World,...



E-Training World Wins Yet Another Award!
30/08/2012

E-Training World has won a Highly Commended award in the 2012 Business Car Fleet Technology Awards – affectionately known as The Techies – in the Risk Management category. This is the fourth successive year that the company has achieved a top slot in the awards, having won it 2 years in succession. “We are delighted once again to be recognised as a leading provider of online driver risk management and training systems,” said Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World. “We’ve...



Partnerships with Fleet Sector Suppliers Continue to Grow
30/08/2012

With many fleet sector service companies seeking to provide their clients with a fully branded online driver profiling and e-driver training system, E-Training World is seeing accelerated growth in this area. Contract hire, fleet management, insurance and driver training companies can have their own system, virtually within a day, thanks to the flexibility of E-Training World’s award winning system that enables it to be fully tailored to a company’s requirements with speed and ease. “Last...



E-Training World Launches New Web Site
24/07/2012

E-Training World has re-designed its web site (www.e-trainingworld.com) to reflect recent developments within the business, and its ever-improving range of online solutions. Having won several fleet sector awards for its online driver risk assessment and e-driver training systems, including the prestigious Business Car Techies two years in succession, E-Training World is seen by many as the market leading specialist in its sector. The new web site focuses on the company’s white labelled...



Heat Wave. Olympic Traffic. Holiday Season. Time to Stay Calm behind the Wheel
24/07/2012

It looks like we could be in for a very busy few weeks. The Olympic Games start on Friday, schools have just broken up, the sun is shining and there could be a fine line between summer celebration and driver aggravation! According to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, this could all amount to a recipe for disaster if company vehicle drivers do not allow more time for their journeys, warn their customers that their arrival times may be less predictable than...



E-Training World to Extend its Online Services
28/06/2012

E-Training World will be launching a new range of online driver risk assessments this summer, with the introduction of three new systems. From September 2012, companies will be able to assess motorbike riders, emergency services drivers and minibus drivers. The additions come at a time when online driver risk assessments are accelerating in demand, and follow the successful launch of E-Training World’s HGV assessment earlier this year. “We’re making excellent progress with the development...



Fuel Duty Increase may be postponed, but fuel efficient driving shouldn’t be
28/06/2012

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced to the House of Commons that the planned 3 pence per litre rise in fuel duty will be postponed until next January. Yet irrespective of this temporary reprise, many businesses are still suffering from the rocketing cost of fuel in the last year. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, not enough companies are taking action to reduce their fuel usage, perhaps believing they simply have to accept the costs,...



Regular Reminders about safe driving can be as important as Training
13/06/2012

Companies that operate car, van and HGV fleets should not overlook the importance of regular reminders to all company vehicle drivers of the importance of safe driving. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of online driver risk assessment and e-learning specialists E-Training World, frequent reminders can be a very effective way of keeping accident levels to a minimum and their importance should not be overlooked. “Look at how people drive after witnessing an accident,” said Graham....



Contract Hire Companies can enjoy immediate access to a branded, tailored Online Risk Management System
13/06/2012

Contract hire and fleet management companies seeking to bolster their proposition can enjoy the benefits of offering a fully branded, tailored online driver risk assessment and e-learning system to their customers with ease. But Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World says that he believes many leasing providers and fleet management specialists think the process to have their own system is far more complicated than it actually is. “If a fleet sector service company...



Driver Behaviour can improve Simply by Conducting an Assessment
23/05/2012

Assessing drivers online not only provides a risk rating it also offers an immediate improvement to their behaviour. Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, says that simply by conducting an assessment causes drivers to think more about their own driving, raises awareness in their minds of many areas that pose a risk whilst driving and helps them learn – even during the assessment process. Better still, with E-Training World’s system companies can choose whether to train drivers...



US Companies being sued for Drivers who cause Accidents whilst on the Phone
23/05/2012

What happens in the United States usually reaches the UK, and with companies being sued for the “distracted driving” of their employees, it won’t be long before blanket bans for the use of mobile phones will be a feature of many UK driving policies. According to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, US lawsuits reported recently in the American media, which have seen instances of major companies being sued for the likes of $21.6 million, $18 million and $16.1...



Lack of Basic Driving Skills the Cause of Most Vehicle Damage
02/05/2012

A lack of basic driving skills such as parking, reversing and allowing enough room to avoid other vehicles and fixed objects are costing companies a fortune in repair bills. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, when you break down the types of accidents drivers are having, and the small incidents that lead to minor, but expensive, vehicle damage they are all very easily resolvable. “Most accidents are caused by very simple mistakes,” said Graham. “And whenever...



Fleet Sector Suppliers Impressed by Flexibility of E-Training World’s Systems
02/05/2012

Insurance, fleet management, driver training and contract hire companies are signing up to E-Training World’s online driver risk assessment and e-learning systems with flexibility being a key ingredient to their decision. Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, believes that a key factor in the systems’ popularity with third party companies is the ease by which they can be branded and tailored to look like their own system. “Risk management, and the need to...



Driver Training Becoming More Targeted as Demands Shift up a Gear
18/04/2012

Companies operating vehicle fleets are becoming more discerning, targeted and sophisticated with their driver training as the range of options on the market grows. According to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales & marketing at E-Training World, gone are the days when every driver would be ‘plonked’ on a half day course, with companies now mixing online training with in-vehicle tuition, and addressing specific issues rather than opting for a ‘sheep dip’ approach. “If a company used to have...



E-Training World Scoops another Award
18/04/2012

E-Training World has won a highly commended award, adding to a tally which has seen it win Best Risk Management system two years in succession in the Business Car Techies and a finalist in the Fleet News and Green Fleet awards on several occasions. The latest accolade celebrates business achievements in E-Training World’s local area of West Sussex and is the third year the company has been successful, previously winning their category in 2009 and 2010. “We’re delighted to have won another...



New HGV Driver Profiling System Enjoys Strong Feedback
29/03/2012

E-Training World’s new driver risk assessment system for HGV drivers is receiving outstanding feedback from transport managers and vocational drivers. The system, dedicated to HGVs, assesses risk across four key categories of attitude, knowledge, concentration & observation, and hazard perception. The twenty minute online assessment gives drivers an immediate high, medium and low risk rating plus an indication of where their strengths and weaknesses lie for training purposes. “We’re thrilled...



Drivers Must Remain Calm during Fuel Shortages
29/03/2012

With the threat of a strike by tanker drivers affecting fuel supplies at forecourts, company drivers are being advised to consider their schedule in the coming weeks to only make essential trips if the strike goes ahead. Yet according to Jonathan Mosley, sales and marketing director at E-Training World, drivers should also be reminded to remain calm behind the wheel because aggressive behaviour is already being witnessed in certain areas as drivers panic purchase. “The weather is unseasonably...



Companies have an Attitude problem when it comes to Vehicle Accident Costs
14/03/2012

Fleet managers who focus on changing driver attitudes will see their vehicle accidents reduce as well as enjoying a drop in the workload associated with sorting out the vehicle, driver, insurance, hire car company, repairer and all associated paperwork. According to Graham Hurdle, the effect of poor driver attitude on vehicle accidents is still not taken seriously enough by companies, however by addressing it they would see immediate benefits. “When we view blameworthy accident data from...



E-Training World demonstrates its Export Credentials
14/03/2012

E-Training World’s online driver risk assessment and e-driver training system is catching the eye of a growing number of International businesses after the company was a finalist in the UK Trade and Investment’s South East ‘Export for Growth’ competition. A Government initiative to promote innovative ideas that have the strongest export potential, E-Training World was shortlisted as a finalist after a rigorous process of initial submission and first round presentations, followed by a final...



Online Profiling Statistics Reveal the Cause of Rising Fleet Costs
01/03/2012

One in three company car drivers fail to recognise half the potential hazards they face while motoring in Britain – according to a leading on-line risk assessment organisation. Analysis of tests taken by drivers using the E-Training World risk assessment programme found that 35 per cent of fleet drivers are unable to recognise 50 per cent of the clues to potential hazards in typical road scenes. Among the most common missed danger points were areas such as: signs saying ‘car boot sale...



International Markets Turning to the UK for Driver Risk Solutions
01/03/2012

Many countries around the world experiencing growth in the provision of company vehicles, and tightening health and safety legislation, are turning to UK companies for ready-made online risk management solutions. According to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, it is far simpler for insurance companies, contract hire and fleet management businesses, and driver training specialists to utilise proven UK systems for risk assessing and training drivers than to...



Improved Hazard Perception Skills Will Dramatically Reduce Fleet Costs
07/02/2012

Fleet operators seeking to reduce their number of accidents, improve fuel consumption and minimise wear and tear on vehicles should focus on improving their drivers’ hazard perception skills. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of leading online fleet risk management and e-driver training specialists E-Training World, this skill is frequently lacking in many fleet drivers, but is also the solution to many problems. “Hazard perception is all about spotting clues to hazards,” explained...



Online training is ideal for Company Driver Inductions
08/02/2012

New recruits that qualify for a company vehicle, or members of staff promoted into a role that comes with a car, are best educated about the company’s policies and procedures online. Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World claims that many of the basics, such as explaining the company’s driving policies, educating drivers about vehicle checks and communicating any other essential information before they receive their vehicle can be conducted online with many benefits. “Online...



Demand for Branded and Tailored Risk Management Systems on the Increase
24/01/2012

With demand for online risk management solutions rising, so is the demand from contract hire, fleet management, traditional driver training and insurance companies for a system they can offer to their clients. As a result, the number of enquiries for E-Training World’s flexible, white-labelled online driver risk assessment and e-driver training system has seen a significant rise in the last quarter as fleet sector companies look to add a branded solution to their portfolio of services, with...



E-Training World Launches new LGV driver risk assessment system
24/01/2012

E-Training World has launched a new LGV system enabling commercial vehicle operators to risk assess their drivers with ease and efficiently. The new system provides a 20 minute assessment with specialist LGV content. “Many logistics and haulage companies, plus other commercial vehicle operators, have been frustrated by the lack of dedicated LGV systems on the market,” said Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World. “In fact, many have told us that ours is the first they have ever...



Time to Follow French Lead on Road Safety
13/01/2012

France’s commitment to reducing the numbers of deaths on its roads has been applauded by a leading UK road safety expert who says the UK could learn lessons from the French by having clear targets and high profile initiatives. Graham Hurdle, managing director of fleet risk management specialists E-Training World, believes the UK Government has lost its way with road safety - scrapping targets, reducing the money available, and burying it at the bottom of the political agenda. From Spring...



Risk Management and Cost Reduction top the 2012 fleet Agenda
11/01/2012

Reports indicate that 2012 will be the year when fleet operators focus on two key issues; reducing their cost base and managing their driver risk. And according to Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, by utilising online driver risk assessment and e-driver training solutions you can achieve both objectives at a very low cost indeed. “By adopting a strategy which incorporates web-based driver profiling and risk assessments, plus online driver training can...



Have a Happy and Safe Christmas from E-Training World
19/12/2011

First and foremost, may we wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year. It’s been a year of progress at E-Training World – most significantly with the launch of our new, flexible online driver risk assessment system which enables companies to brand it in their own style, and add bespoke content with ease. Our e-module training system also offers similar flexibility – allowing companies the freedom to create very highly tailored online driver training courses to meet specific driver needs. “2011...



12 Top Road Safety Tips for 2012
07/12/2011

Fleet risk management specialist E-Training World is offering fleet managers a special festive gift – their top 12 days of Christmas better motoring tips which they can pass onto their staff. The free to down-load presentations are set to become next year’s must have for safety and cost conscious line managers who want to get the most out of their drivers. Although recipients might want to gobble up all 12 top tips in one go, E-Training World is suggesting that, instead, they might like...



QBE LAUNCHES MOTOR E-LEARNING PROGRAMME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH E-TRAINING WORLD
25/11/2011

QBE LAUNCHES MOTOR E-LEARNING PROGRAMME London, 24 November 2011 QBE, the business insurance specialist, announces the launch of an innovative new e-learning training programme for its clients. The online training is designed for experienced drivers in motor fleets, such as company car or lorry drivers, to sharpen their knowledge and awareness of the road. The course focuses on areas such as hazard perception, observation, use of hands free sets and overtaking and QBE will be partnering...



2012 Will See a Surge of Online Activity in the Fleet Sector
17/11/2011

2012 looks set to be the year when the fleet sector sees significant growth in the use of online systems for assessing and training drivers. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of fleet risk management specialists E-Training World, market conditions all point towards next year being the time when uptake will accelerate. “Health and safety now sits near the top of many fleet managers’ to do list, and those that have delayed implementing any form of risk management policy are very...



E-Training World Re-Launches Drink Driving Kills & Road Safety for Kids
17/11/2011

With December approaching, the festive period soon upon us, and shorter days causing it to be darker earlier, E-Training World is re-launching its ‘free to use’ road safety systems. Drink driving kills (www.drinkdrivingkills.com) advises drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving, and is particularly aimed at the ‘morning after’ when drivers can unknowingly be over the limit whilst thinking they are safe. Road safety for Kids (visit www.e-trainingworld.com and click in the Yellow Box)...



International Fleet Operators Can offer Consistent Approach to Risk Management
02/11/2011

Companies that run, or manage, fleets across numerous countries can now achieve a consistent approach to risk assessing their drivers irrespective of what country they operate in. According to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, organisations that run international fleets seek a common approach to risk assessing drivers so that risk levels can be benchmarked between countries. The criteria for measuring risk must therefore remain constant, however the question sets and...



Companies should be Pro-Active before the Winter Sets In
02/11/2011

Companies that suffered with high accident rates, extensive repair bills and significant disruption due to the snow last year should set out and communicate their winter driving plans to customers in advance. Jonathan Mosley, director of sales & marketing at E-Training World, advises that businesses should lay out their decisions now to enable smoother management of difficult conditions when they arrive. “Our advice is for companies to agree now what they plan to do if the weather is so...



Company Car Surveys Highlight Need for Action
18/10/2011

There have been a number of surveys published recently. Manheim Auctions revealed that 20% of motorists never check their brake fluid, just over 15% don’t check to see if their brake lights are working and one in nine don’t bother to check their tyre tread. Ford revealed that 30% of drivers have eaten or drank on the move, 20% have driven when tired and 10% admit to talking on a handheld phone. Yet according to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, bad habits such as these...



E-Training World Continue to Drive Down Fleet Costs and Emissions
18/10/2011

E-Training World enjoyed an excellent night at last week’s Green Fleet Awards, hosted by Alistair McGowan at Twickenham – a ceremony rewarding the best in eco-friendly fleet operation. “As finalists in the driver training category, we’re delighted to be recognised for our efforts in reducing carbon emissions by promoting the benefits of training online and reducing time spent on the road,” said Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s director of sales and marketing. “By assessing and training...



Driver Acceptance of Duty of Care is higher with Bespoke Systems
04/10/2011

Company drivers take online risk assessments and e-driver training more seriously if they can see that the system is meaningful and relevant to them and their company. According to Jonathan Mosley, director – sales & marketing of fleet risk management specialists E-Training World, the greater the relevance to the driver, the better the buy-in. “Our feedback reports show a clear and very positive correlation between good driver feedback and bespoke systems,” said Jonathan. “If a driver...



Road Safety Improves in the UK, but the Corporate Sector Must Raise its Game Further
04/10/2011

The number of UK road casualties is falling, with a 6% drop reported in the Department for Transport’s annual report for 2010. In terms of fatalities, these reduced for car occupants (21%), pedestrians (19%) and motorcyclists 15%) but the number of pedal cyclists killed on the roads increased by 7%. Yet, according to Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, the figure could be even better if more quarters of the corporate sector took time to evaluate the benefits of driver safety...



E-Training World Forms Partnership with leading Australian Road Safety Specialist
06/09/2011

UK fleet risk management specialist, E-Training World, has agreed a distributor partnership with Driver Safety.com.au to offer its online driver risk assessment system in Australia. The system, which will be marketed under the Driver Safety.com.au brand, has been fully tailored to the Australian market enabling drivers to be accurately risk assessed using E-Training World’s award winning approach. “We’re delighted that Driver Safety.com.au has chosen our system for its clients in Australia,”...



E-Training World Launches Distributor and Franchise Web Site
06/09/2011

E-Training World has launched a new web site called www.franchise-distributor.com as it expands its ever-growing network of business partners in the UK and across the globe. Any company or individual can become a distributor or apply for an E-Training World franchise, offering outstanding benefits in a growing market. “Over the past 4 years we have developed a network of more than 30 UK distributors and we now have partnerships in both Australia and South Africa,” said Jonathan Mosley, Director...



Companies Face Budget vs Law Dilemma over Duty of Care
20/07/2011

Many businesses in the UK are playing a balancing act between meeting their legal obligations and not overspending on their fleet budget as post-recession finances remain tight. Yet according to Graham Hurdle, managing director of online risk assessment and e-learning specialists E-Training World, delaying legal compliancy in favour of holding onto cash resources is a completely false economy. “We’re talking to a lot of companies who are very hesitant about investing in risk assessing and...



Online Training a great Ingredient for Staff Inductions
20/07/2011

Recruiting new staff ultimately results in more human resource for a business. However, the arrival of a new recruit often places a huge temporary strain on a department as they are put through their induction programme. According to Jonathan Mosley, Director of Sales and Marketing at E-Training World, all too often departmental members assigned to new recruits simply don’t have enough time to train them, and this results in key aspects of their induction being skipped as they are thrown into...



E-Learning Provides Complete Driver Solution
16/06/2011

Packages of modular e-learning are soaring in popularity as businesses look for the most efficient and effective way of training their staff. And according to E-Training World, one area that is seeing most growth is the fleet sector where companies who have grown accustomed to using online driver risk assessments and e-driver training are now seeking additional e-modules for training their field-based staff. “Since launching our e-modular training, the greatest interest has been from companies...



Companies Turn to Eco Driving and Manoeuvring Courses to Cut Costs
16/06/2011

Two areas that are costing companies dear are fuel costs and minor vehicle damage. With fuel prices rising by approximately 16% between the start of 2010 and 2011, this is an area where most fleet operators are looking to reduce their overall bill – and training drivers to be more economical is an important route. Minor vehicle damage rarely seems ‘minor’ when you get the invoice. And when you add up the administration time, hire car costs and body repair bill most fleet managers will tell...



ARTISTIC KIDS GIVE COLOUR TO ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE
25/05/2011

Creative pupils at East Wittering Community Primary School have given a colourful public face to a new national road safety initiative. Ten year old Emilie Belcher and nine year old Oliver Mitchell were the winners of a competition to design a logo and a poster for the on-line safety programme devised by Chichester based E-Training World. The idea of the instructive learning system came from E-Training World managing director Graham Hurdle, whose seven year old daughter goes to East Wittering...



E-Training World Continues to Expand its E-Learning Portfolio
19/05/2011

E-Training World’s “Business Solutions” range has continued to expand. E-learning courses are now available for a range of health and safety training, forklift trucks, customer care and personal development. “Many of our fleet clients who have benefited from our previous online assessment and training courses believe wholeheartedly in the benefits e-learning can offer to their business,” explained Graham Hurdle, Managing Director of E-Training World. “The reason for this is because as employees...



Fleet Drivers Benefit from Short Bursts of Regular Online Training
19/05/2011

A concern raised by many fleet operators is that if you provide fleet drivers with training to reduce accidents and improve fuel consumption, how long will that driver training course be effective? If only conducted once a year the benefits can be diluted over time as drivers fall back into bad habits. But with E-Training World’s online modules, frequent training can deliver extremely powerful benefits. “Each of our short online courses focuses on a specific aspect of driving, such as...



Free Road Safety Course for Kids!
31/03/2011

E-Training World has launched a free on-line programme designed to help educate school children on road safety - it comes at a time when many local authorities are scrapping their school crossing patrols as part of public sector cost cutting. The interactive on-line quiz highlights to children, aged from five to 15, the dangers of Britain’s roads and has been developed as part of E-Training World’s commitment to road safety. To view the system visit www.e-trainingworld.com and click on the...



E-Training World is a Business Champion Once Again
31/03/2011

For the second year running E-Training World has won an award for Best Business in its local area. The Observer Business awards are run in Chichester, where E-Training World is based, and having now won it two years in succession it places the company as a key player in its local area, as well as in the fleet sector nationally. Last year E-Training World also won the Business Car Techies Awards for the 2nd successive year for its Best Risk Management Solution, re-enforcing the business as...



ROAD SAFETY COURSE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN
24/03/2011

A Chichester company has launched a free on-line programme designed to help educate school children on road safety - it comes at a time when many local authorities are scrapping their school crossing patrols as part of public sector cost cutting. E-Training world, which is one of the country’s leading on-line risk assessment and training companies, has developed a special inter-active on-line quiz that is designed to highlight to children, aged from five to 15, the dangers of Britain’s road. The...



Online Health and Safety Training - a Great Tool for Business
17/03/2011

E-Training World’s new range of online Health and Safety modules are already proving popular with companies who have previously used their online driver risk assessment and e-driver training systems. Offering the ease and effectiveness of web-based learning, the new modules cover areas such as Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Slips Trips and Falls and a whole host of other important disciplines. By enabling employers to both assess and train their staff in one module makes it a perfect tool...



RAISING THE MOTORWAY SPEED LIMIT TO 80 MPH
17/03/2011

A proposal to raise the speed limit on UK motorways to 80mph is being backed by Graham Hurdle, managing director of leading fleet risk management company E-Training World. The idea is being floated by the current Road Safety Minister Mike Penning, but is likely to face stiff opposition from many safety organisations and the green lobby and well as within parliament on the grounds of the cost to implement. But, says Graham, the high speed limit could have benefits to business in speeding...



E-Training World Launches New Range of Online Training for Business
02/03/2011

E-Training World has set up an extensive and flexible range of online employee assessment and training courses for business. The company, which has developed an award winning reputation for its online systems in the fleet sector, is initially launching a range of health and safety assessment and training modules, as well as ones focused on personal development and customer care. “When we launched E-Training World it was always part of our strategy to establish a strong reputation for our...



Instant Online Speed Awareness Training for Offending Company Drivers
01/03/2011

Drivers caught speeding can now access an immediate online ‘Speed Awareness” course to help them improve their driving, by reducing the need and desire to speed. The online course is just one of the new modular driver assessment and training courses launched by E-Training World to tackle specific driving traits which can cost companies and their drivers dear. “As well as being a danger to other road users, drivers penalised for speeding are a real concern to companies,” said Jonathan Mosley,...



Driver Risk Assessment and Training Delivers Immediate Return on Investment
17/02/2011

Investing in driver risk assessments and training can deliver an immediate and tangible return on investment in a way that very few other forms of training can achieve. According to Jonathan Mosley, Director of Sales and Marketing at E-Training World companies can start to see the benefits literally the very next day as accident costs drop and fuel usage becomes more efficient. “With many forms of general staff training, there is a delay between providing the training and enjoying the benefits...



Are Young Recruits Ready To Become Company Drivers?
14/02/2011

New recruits may hold a driving licence but this may not necessarily mean they are equipped with the skills to be a company car driver – and it will be their employers who end-up out of pocket and possibly in the dock. According to Graham Hurdle, Managing Director of fleet risk assessment and training organisation E-Training World, many inadequacies in the current driving test leave young people woefully short of the practical skills needed to make a competent business driver. “Driving for...



New Systems Offer the Most Targeted Driver Training Yet
14/02/2011

E-Training World’s new integrated assessment and training systems offer fleet operators the most focused driver development on the market. As short online modules, which can be quickly tailored to any topic, they are ideal for checking driver knowledge followed by instant training. “These modules are ideal for tackling specific topics,” explained Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World. “For example, speed awareness, use of mobile phones, vehicle safety checks and so on....



E-Training World Launches New Flexible and Fast Track Assessment and Training System
26/01/2011

E-Training World is launching a suite of online modules that combine assessment with training. Offering the simplest and quickest approach to driver improvement, the system asks 20 questions on a defined topic. It then scores them before immediately providing the correct answer. “We’ve had this system in the pipeline for many months now, and are extremely excited about its potential,” said Graham Hurdle, Managing Director at E-Training World. “Because the beauty of it is its speed, simplicity...



Bad Habits Can Mean High Costs When Running a Fleet
26/01/2011

Pulling away whilst still clicking your seat belt in. Assuming there’s nothing behind you as you reverse out of a car parking space. Or being in a rush and losing patience with the slower driver in front. They’re all bad habits and it wouldn’t take too much effort to compile a top 20, or even more! But if you run a fleet of vehicles, it’s frustrating to think that these are happening in your vehicles day in, day out, causing you to run up repair bills, administration and a blot on your insurance...



Reducing Your Fuel Expenditure.
14/01/2011

Fuel prices have risen once again, and it's incredible to think that we're paying around £6 a gallon. If you run a fleet of vehicles, I would only assume its a huge concern to you which is why I'm writing to advise you that there are ways of reducing your fuel expenditure. In fact you can enjoy a 10% saving or more. Now that may not sound like much, but its £300 per vehicle for an average fleet car travelling 20,000 miles. Multiply that across your fleet and it can become a saving...



Achieve Efficiency and Save Money by Going Online in 2011
10/01/2011

With businesses looking to improve efficiency and keep their costs low in 2011, many believe this will be the year when online driver risk management and e-driver training solutions accelerate in popularity. “Many fleet operators have put off their driver risk assessments and training due to the recession,” said Graham Hurdle, Managing Director of E-Training World. “However, we’ve spoken to a large number who say that this year they can’t wait any longer, and must take action. But with...



What’s the Quickest Way of Saving Money on Accidents?
10/01/2011

If you’re looking for a quick win to instantly reduce accident costs, you should focus your attention on small knocks and scrapes. And E-Training World has a short online driver training course that can reduce them significantly – all for just £10 per driver. Because they are not only extremely expensive to repair, they usually fall within the excess (which means they are a direct cost) and they are completely avoidable. “Almost all knocks, scrapes and small dents are caused by a lack of...



E-Training World Press Release – 12 Top Tips for Christmas
15/12/2010

Fleet risk management specialist E-Training World is offering fleet managers a special festive gift – their top 12 days of Christmas better motoring tips which they can pass onto their staff. The free to down-load presentations are set to become next year’s must have for safety and cost conscious line managers who want to get the most out of their drivers. Although recipients might want to gobble up all 12 top tips in one go, E-Training World is suggesting that, instead, they might like...



A Very Happy Christmas from E-Training World
15/12/2010

E-Training World would like to wish you all a very happy, and safe, Christmas and New year. Fleet News reported this week that “Morning After” drink driving is on the rise quoting research by Brake and Direct Line who revealed almost four in 10 motorists are risking lives by driving first thing after drinking excessively the night before. To help your staff understand their limits, why not send them a link to www.drinkdrivingkills.com where they can gain a greater appreciation of how long...



International Driver Risk Management System Shows Huge Popularity
30/11/2010

Since launching our new online International Driver Risk Management system, which can be used in any Country across the World, the interest has been phenomenal. Organisations from 9 Countries have now shown interest in the system, and E-Training World is engaged in discussions ranging from offering it to multi-nationals for all international staff through to organisations wishing to act as re-sellers of the system in their own country. “We’ve had numerous enquiries over the years from organisations...



Support Your Fleet Drivers with Our Free Drink Driving Awareness Programme
30/11/2010

Since its launch in 2009, E-Training World’s FREE online Drink Driving system (www.drinkdrivingkills.com) has received huge acclaim from fleet operators, the Police and Government bodies from around the world. Any organisation can use the system to educate their drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving, particularly in relation to the ‘morning after’ – a perfect addition to any company web site or intranet during the Christmas period. “Many drivers are still unaware of the dangers...



Flexibility Enables E-Training World to Enter New Markets
15/11/2010

The same flexibility that has enabled E-Training World to offer its driver risk management system to countries across the globe has also triggered the company to look at new markets such as Fire Safety, Manual Handling and any other form of training in the health and safety field. This expansion to the service portfolio is a major boost for E-Training World and its customers – many of whom have frequently asked if the same form of simple and effective online assessments used for drivers could...



E-Training World Launches "International" Driver Risk Management System
15/11/2010

E-Training World has launched a new Driver Risk Assessment system that can be used in any Country across the World. Following the core sections of Attitude, Knowledge, Concentration & Observation, and Hazard Perception the new system offers complete flexibility for questions to be included in any language as well as road scene images from the country it is to be used in. "This is the biggest step forward in fleet risk management since online systems began," said Graham Hurdle, E-Training...



Buy the Highway Code (Cost Saving Tip Number 5)
02/11/2010

We’ve had some great feedback in recent weeks about the series of cost savings tips for fleets that we’re running in our newsletter. Our aim is to keep them simple so that you can save money (and lives) through less accidents. But if we say that you can save money simply by buying a copy of the Highway Code, you may feel we’re simplifying fleet risk management strategies a bit too much. However, its surprising how weak many drivers’ knowledge is of basic road laws and signs, and how dangerous...



E-Training World Launches Telematics ROI
03/11/2010

E-Training World has launched a new service aimed at fleets using in-vehicle telematics. Aptly named “Telematics ROI”, the approach uses professional fleet risk managers to monitor and interpret driver behaviour data so that it can be used to make on-going improvements to fleet performance. It then provides fleet managers with ready-made training modules that can be used to target specific negative behaviours. “We come across a lot of fleets who are not analysing or acting upon their telematics...



E-Training World is Commended at Green Fleet Awards for its Cost Saving Eco Initiative
20/10/2010

For the 3rd successive year, E-Training World won a finalist position in the Green Fleet Awards - this year being Commended for its "Green from the Top" initiative. "Green from the Top is designed to deliver cultural change within an organisation," said Graham Hurdle, E-Training World's Managing Director, "and we are starting to see far greater buy-in from drivers as a result of changing their behaviour to reduce accidents, avoid small knocks and scrapes and reduce fuel usage. "The progamme...



Plan Carefully Before Introducing On Road Training (Cost Saving Tip Number 4)
20/10/2010

If you are looking to provide on road defensive driver training to your drivers, careful planning is essential. It is still the case that many organisations offer the same course to all of their drivers, which is not only unnecessary but wastes thousands of pounds in training that either isn't effective or not required at all. "Before embarking on any on road driving training, it's important to look at a number of areas first," explains Sandra Pennyfather, National Sales Manager at E-Training...



Dramatic Shift Towards Online Driver Training as E-Training World Enjoys Record Year
05/10/2010

2010 has seen a dramatic shift towards online driver training, and the demand for online driver risk management solutions has never been higher. At E-Training World this has resulted in demand from fleet operators rising by an incredible 75% since the beginning of the year as the benefits of web-based training are realised. "We have seen a steep and dramatic increase in demand for online driver training and risk assessments this year," said Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World's Director of...



Check Your Vehicles & Start Saving Money (Cost Saving Tip Number 3)
05/10/2010

OK. Let's not kid ourselves. Not many company drivers "actually" conduct regular vehicle checks. The truth is, whilst most companies issue policies or in-vehicle driver information, which states that checks should be made, the harsh reality is that your average company car driver tends to do it infrequently, or when he/she thinks there may be a problem. But have you ever considered how much money this oversight is costing your business? According to Graham Hurdle, Managing Director of...



DRIVING TEST CHANGES ARE NOT ALL GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
28/09/2010

This October revisions to the UK driving test could have serious implications for future corporate driving skills, says Graham Hurdle, managing director of leading fleet risk management specialists E-Training World. Graham is concerned that the change, that will see test candidates only have to perform one manoeuvre instead of the current two, will reduce the skill levels required for company drivers. While he applauds the move to give candidates more driving time on the road, he says this shouldn’t...



Up to 10% Saving On Annual Fuel Bill for the Sake of £10 cost and 15 Minutes of Your Time
20/09/2010

If you run a fleet of 100 vehicles, and the average mileage is 20,000 per annum, you're probably suffering a fuel bill of around £300,000. 10% saving would put £30,000 straight back onto the company's bottom line, and even a marginal 5% saving would be a strong return. To achieve this, all you need to do is change driver attitudes and abilities - all of which can be done through our online eco driving course costing just £10 per driver. A £1,000 investment for between £15,000 and £30,000...



Simple Changes Can Save Fleet Operators a Fortune (Cost Saving Tip Number 2)
17/09/2010

When companies look to save money, they quite often kick off an extensive review of their fleet operation to determine where costs could be reduced. However, when it comes to accident reduction and improved fuel consumption there are many things that you can literally do today that will make an immediate impact. Graham Hurdle, Managing Director of E-Training World and a qualified fleet driver trainer explains. "If you are responsible for a fleet of vehicles and are sitting at your desk...



Cost Saving Tip Number 1: Take Care of the Pennies and the Pounds Will Take Care of Themselves
07/09/2010

Its probably a phrase that you used to hear when you were a child, however its as true today as its ever been. With most fleets, the odd scatch, scrape or 'dink' on a vehicle is often overlooked. Neither the driver nor the fleet manager paying a great deal of attention to it. However, at what point does it become a problem? How deep does the scratch need to be? How big a dent is classed as 'proper' vehicle damage. By focusing on the smaller items, it has been proven that larger accidents...



E-Training World Offers Free Cost Saving Advice
07/09/2010

We recently spoke to clients and prospects who receive our e-newsletter, and the overriding feedback was that articles on "Cost Saving" were always the most useful. As a result, in the coming months we're going to make this a regular feature. With more than 20 years of expertise in fleet risk management, it's our philosophy at E-Training World to make cost saving advice simple, but achievable. "There are far too many cost saving initiatives, or reviews, in the fleet sector that look good...



Accidents Rates Can Plummet With Simple Changes
24/08/2010

It has always been our business philosophy at E-Training World to keep things simple and to do them well. And this approach not only reflects the simplicity, ease and effectiveness of our online solutions, but also our on site consultancy as well. With more than 20 years expertise in fleet driver training and risk management, Managing Director Graham Hurdle, explains that simple, but carefully targeted, changes are having a massive impact on E-Training World's customers. "We're extremely...



E-Training World Wins Best Risk Management System for the Second Successive Year
24/08/2010

E-Training World has won the coveted Best Risk Management System award at the Business Car Techies for the second year running. Announcing the award, Business Car said E-Training World’s retention of the Best Risk Management System award illustrates the company’s excellence in this sector. The firm has created “the most integrated, simple to use ‘company’ and ‘grey fleet’ system available”. It essentially starts as an empty shell, with managers inputting all of the drivers under their...



Fixed Costs Remain High on the Fleet Agenda
05/08/2010

We may be seeing an improving economy this year, however cost control remains a major priority for many businesses. Which is why many companies are nervous about risk assessing their drivers in case it throws up the need for expensive and un-budgeted training. But according to Jonathan Mosley, Director of Sales & Maketing at E-Training World, it's possible to pin down costs with total certainty when looking at driver risk assessments and training. "We have a lot of conversations with...



"Safe From the Top" and "Green from the Top"
05/08/2010

For any driver training initiative to be successful, every member of staff needs to support it. And that means from the top down. Which is why, 6 months after launching its 2 Management training programmes, aptly named "Safe from the Top" and "Green from the Top", E-Training World is seeing genuine success in changing attitudes. The 2 management programmes are aimed at communicating the business benefits of driver risk assessments and training to maximise buy-in from key personnel. "We've...



Hazard Perception - The Key to Reducing Accidents
27/07/2010

E-Training World's online driver risk assessment was originally developed more than 8 years ago. The team that developed it was made up of fleet ADI's, road safety officers and members of the emergency services. Their view remains the same today; that the only way to truly assess driver risk is by looking at attitude, knowledge, concentration & observation, and hazard perception skills. E-Training World’s separate, industry leading, online driver training system used by tens of thousands...



Online Risk Portal Takes Grey Fleet Management to a New Level
26/07/2010

E-Training World has launched a new online driver risk portal to help companies combine the management of their Grey Fleet and Company Fleet. The highly intuitive system was developed after feedback from many businesses that they did not always know which drivers were using their own cars for work related journeys. They therefore needed a way of identifying these drivers, risk assessing and training them all in one simple process without needing to find out who they were beforehand. Quite...



Online Defensive Driver Training Sees a Massive Rise in Popularity
12/07/2010

With cost conscious businesses still looking to get more from their fleet budgets, online defensive driver training has been one area that has seen incredible growth. At E-Training World, demand for online driver training is up by a phenomenal 79% already compared to last year and according to Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World's Director of Sales & Marketing, its due to a combination of factors. "Many fleet operators committed to implement a risk management initiative last year but had to...



Middle Managers Can "Make or Break" Your Approach to Driver Risk Management
12/07/2010

Middle Managers are pivotal to achieving a return on investment from driver training and risk management. This is the view of Graham Hurdle, Managing Director of driver risk management specialists E-Training World who regularly sees the "positive" and "negative" impact that middle managers have on the entire process. "Line managers can waste companies many thousands of pounds by having the wrong attitude towards Duty of Care," said Hurdle, "however in many businesses they receive very little...



Saving Money is Simple - Just Use Less Fuel
29/06/2010

It seems odd to us that so many companies are willing to spend up to 10% more than they have to on fuel. Because with just 10 or 15 minutes of online training, which only costs £10 per driver, you could save yourself this money overnight. "If we look at this in terms of ball park costs," explained Graham Hurdle, E-Training World's Managing Director, "a standard fleet car covering 20,000 miles a year will use in the region of £2500 worth of fuel. "A 10% saving is therefore £250 and across...



Fixed Cost Assessment and Training Wins Favour as Fleets Pin Down Costs
29/06/2010

Cost control is always a number one priority for any fleet operator. But when it comes to driver risk assessments and training it seems to really weigh on people's minds. The main concern being that its almost impossible to predict your total spend until you've conducted your risk assessments and know how much training is needed. But thanks to e-60, E-Training World's pioneering fixed cost assessment and training solution, unpredictable costs are a thing of the past. "We launched our...



Telematics are a Great Idea. But Not in My Car!
15/06/2010

Here's a good question to ask when you’re standing with some of your company car driving mates in the pub. “Would you or would you not let your employer fit telematics and tracking to your car?” Its a funny one because it usually makes people quite animated, expressing views about human rights, invasions of privacy and lack of trust by employers. But why do so many car drivers object? Perhaps the number one reason is that no-one really wants to be watched or monitored that carefully....



Online Manoeuvring Course Soars in Popularity as Fleets Seek to Cut Accident Costs
15/06/2010

Ask any fleet manager and they will tell you that one of their biggest frustrations is the amount of money wasted due to small knocks and scrapes. Reversing into posts and walls, scraping bodywork, scuffing bumpers and causing small dents all contribute to a very hefty bill. And with cost cutting still at the top of most companies' agendas, tackling this issue has become a number one priority and has seen demand for E-Training World's online manoeuvring system soar. "Small knocks and...



Driving for 16 Years When Disqualified!
01/06/2010

Driving licences have come under increased scrutiny this month. The Licence Bureau reported an instance where someone who had been banned for 16 years was driving on company business. The unnamed driver received four, four-year driving bans in the space of 16 weeks from the courts to run concurrently. Two four-year bans for drink-driving were followed by two separate incidents of driving whilst disqualified and a number of other related offences such as supplying false details and driving...



Finance Director Makes Race for Life
05/05/2010

Race for Life is Cancer Research UK's flagship event, with over 230 events taking place across the UK and the sponsorship money helps fund life-saving work into many types of cancer. This year E-Training World's Finance Director, Sharon, is running in this important race and would welcome any sponsors who would like to help. To sponsor Sharon simply copy this link into your browser and it will take you to her Race for Life page. http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/sharonhurdle Thanks...



Driver Management Becomes the New Focus for Fleet Managers
05/05/2010

Companies operating fleets of vehicles are being advised to place greater focus on the management of their drivers according to Jonathan Mosley, Director - Sales & Marketing at E-Training World. His advice came at a seminar hosted by E-Training World and attended by fleet managers, road safety professionals and representatives from the fleet press. A timely workshop to look at the issue of driver management as an increasing number of fleets are risk assessing and training their company drivers...



Driver Training Online? Is it Really Possible?
05/05/2010

At E-Training World, when we explain that we can offer online driver training for just £30 per course, compared to approx £320 for an on road training day we find it’s often viewed with a degree of scepticism. The main question being, “But does it work?” Which is why, perhaps, it’s important to look first at what an on road course offers before you can draw comparisons to the online version. “On road defensive driver training isn’t about teaching people to drive”, said Graham Hurdle, E-Training...



Highly Commended in the Fleet News Awards 2010
18/03/2010

E-Training World has won a Highly Commended Award in the Safety Category of the 2010 Fleet News Awards. As finalists in both the Safety and the Training categories, it continues to place E-Training World as a prominent front runner in fleet sector driver risk management and safety. "We're delighted to have won the Highly Commended Award", said Graham Hurdle, E-Training World's managing director, "as it confirms to us, yet again, that we are providing truly award winning services and solutions...



The Closing Gap Between Fleet and Driver Management Seminar
15/02/2010

Vehicle vs Driver The Closing Gap Between Fleet and Driver Management 21 April 2010 Fleet management has always been about the vehicle. Dealing with maintenance, handling accidents, managing disposals and ensuring it is operational, mobile and being run at the most efficient whole life cost possible. But with an entire industry and set of professions built around fleet management, we now see ourselves entering a new era – Driver Management. • Drivers need risk assessing • Grey...



E-Training World Helps Fleets with New Monthly Payment Plan
15/01/2010

E-Training World has launched a new monthly payment plan for companies looking to comply with their health and safety obligations by risk assessing and training their drivers. The new monthly payment plan is an interest free scheme aimed at balancing the cost of conducting online risk assessments and e-driver training over 12 months. For a fleet of 100 vehicles that could mean as little as £325 per month to comply with their legal obligations of assessing and training drivers at a time...



Fleet Operators Demand a Total Solution for their Accident and Risk Management
02/12/2009

Fleet operators are demanding a more ‘complete’ solution when it comes to accident and risk management, according to a national survey conducted by fleet risk management specialists E-Training World. The survey, conducted in November to a sample of 162 companies operating fleets of vehicles, found that 73% would like to receive a combined accident and risk management solution through a single point of contact, with management reporting embodying both areas. The survey also highlighted that...



E-Training World makes Charitable Gesture
20/10/2009

E-Training World is supporting BEN, the automotive industry charity, by offering free use of its online driver training system via a voucher scheme, and also by providing a donation submission facility on its free online drink driving awareness programme, www.drinkdrivingkills.com The voucher will be provided in BEN prize draws, raffles or just as a way of saying thank you to a business that has raised money for the charity, and entitles the recipient’s company to receive 10 free online driver...



E-Training World Wins Award for Best Risk Management System
01/09/2009

Business Car 2009 Techies Award for Best Risk Management System Risk management covers a broad spectrum of aspects from the basic licence check, through risk assessment of drivers and a fleet’s records to driver training, which makes E-Training World’s win in the Techies all the more impressive. ETW not only covers these areas but much more too. The web-based system means fleet managers don’t need to install dedicated software. Couple this to a well-thought out and easy to understand...



London Drivers are the Highest Risk in the UK
23/07/2009

In a survey of online driver risk assessments conducted by E-Training World in the last 6 months, both South and North London come out in the top five highest risk areas in the country. The survey collated from data on more than 5,000 drivers, evenly sampled across the UK, placed South London, Wolverhampton, North London, the North East and Essex as where the highest risk fleet drivers live. Whereas the lowest risk drivers are from Shropshire, the South West, Lancashire, the Scottish Highlands...



Foreign Drivers in the UK - Education Must be the Priority
30/04/2009

There have been some terrible stories in the news recently about foreign drivers causing deaths on UK roads. And whilst proposal have been published which would see foreign drivers, who break UK road rules, facing fines and the immobilisation of their vehicles, the punitive route is not the only solution. "At E-Training World we are passionate about road safety", said Jonathan Mosley, director of sales & marketing, "and we feel there is a great deal more that the Government could be doing...



Online eco driving and manoeuvring course
30/04/2009

E-Training World has launched the very first dedicated online eco driving and manoeuvring course. As the very first of its kind in the fleet sector, drivers can select whether they drive a car, a van or an LGV and benefit from training on reducing small knocks and scrapes caused by poor manoeuvring. The online course also focuses on how to reduce fuel consumption and is tailored directly towards saving companies money through the avoidance of unecessary costs. "When a company driver has...



50% Off The Cost Of Driver Training
30/04/2009

E-Training World has a launched a new marketing campaign aimed to encourage fleet operators who have yet to test the benefits of online driver training. Fleet operators have a legal obligation to risk assess their drivers and then provide training to reduce their risk. This special offer from E-Training World is designed to attract those fleets that remain exposed to the threat of prosecution and could benefit from the simplicity, ease and the cost benefits of E-Training World’s system. To...



Blanket Ban on Mobile Phone’s In Vehicles Should Be Imposed
30/03/2009

The use of mobile phones whilst driving, even when hands free, is extremely dangerous and should be completely banned. A momentary loss of concentration leading to a 1 second delay in reaction time could be the difference between life and death. When travelling at 50 mph, that 1 second equals 75 extra feet of stopping distance or approximately 2 bus lengths – and that could quite easily be someone’s life. Those who argue in favour tend to focus on the fact that speaking on the mobile is...



Driver's Handbook for just £75.00 + VAT
02/03/2009

E-Training World has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging fleet operators to provide their drivers with guidance on what the company expects from them whilst driving on company business. Fleet operators have a legal obligation to manage occupational road risk and this includes communicating with staff who drive as part of their job. As an example, if you don't inform your drivers how to correctly adjust a head restraint and they are involved in a crash resulting in whip-lash injury, you...



Free Online Drink Awareness Programme Launched
19/02/2009

E-Training World, the specialist in online driver risk assessments and e-driver training, has launched a free online programme to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving. www.drinkdrivingkills.com is being offered to any organisation, business or individual completely free of charge as part of E-Training World’s commitment to road safety. “We’re calling on any individual or organisation to help us highlight the dangers and risks associated with drinking and driving”, said Graham Hurdle,...



5 FREE Driver Risk Assessments Logins for 1 Month Only
05/02/2009

E-Training World has a launched a new marketing campaign aimed to encourage fleet operators who have yet to test the benefits of online driver risk assessments. Fleet operators have a legal obligation to risk assess their drivers and the special offer from E-Training World is designed to attract those fleets that remain exposed to the threat of prosecution and could benefit from the simplicity, ease and accuracy of E-Training World’s system. To register for your 5 free logins, visit www.dutyofcareonline.co.uk...



Lack of Common Sense Costing Fleet Industry Dear
03/02/2009

A leading road safety figure has spoken out about what he calls ‘the farcical health and safety culture’ which, if allowed to continue, will have an increasingly detrimental effect on businesses operating fleets of vehicles. Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, the online driver risk assessment and e-driver training specialist, believes it is high time more business leaders spoke out in favour of common sense when it comes to health and safety related issues, as we head towards...



Don't Get Whipped by a Personal Injury Claim
18/12/2008

The Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO) recently reported that eight cars launched this year failed the EuroNCAP whiplash test. Of the eight, three are sought after very much by fleet operators – the Ford Kuga, Citroen C5 and the Peugeot 308CC. Whiplash is a common injury following a low speed collision and some 1,200 claims are made every day. An estimated 400 of these are drivers who are undertaking work related journeys. "Obviously vehicles failing EuroNCAP tests...



Company Vehicle Drivers Warned About Morning After Breath Tests
18/12/2008

It’s December and the Police are launching their campaign to reduce drink driving over the Christmas period. And this year there's more focus than ever on the morning after. With the economy biting hard there will be less "going out" this December and more "socialising at home", which is often the cause for people to lose sight of how much they are drinking. In E-Training World’s online driver training system you are asked to pour whiskey into a glass and see if you know what a unit of alcohol...



New Duty of Care Web Site Launched
17/10/2008

A new web site dedicated to Duty of Care has been launched by online driver risk assessment and e-driver training specialist E-Training World. www.dutyofcareonline.co.uk will act as a focal point for giving UK businesses advice and information regarding their obligations under The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which came into force this year. “A lot of companies we talk to ask if there is anywhere they can access straight-forward, clear advice about duty of care”,...



Driver Risk Assessments and DVD-Based Driver Training Paves the Way for A New Era of Assessing and Training HGV Drivers
02/10/2008

One of the UK’s leading specialists in online driver risk assessments and e-driver training has extended its services into the HGV sector. E-Training World has developed a driver risk assessment booklet, and an HGV driver training DVD, after research showed that less than 25% of vocational drivers have easy access to the internet and therefore could not easily utilise the existing online systems. The risk assessment booklet is posted to HGV drivers who fill it in and post it back, making...



Northgate Provide Free Driver Profiling
13/09/2008

Driving on business, for most employees, is the most dangerous task they undertake during their working life with an estimated 25%-33% of road traffic accidents involving somebody who was using the road for work purposes. As a result of this alarming statistic Northgate has launched a major new road safety initiative for businesses. Throughout September, Northgate through Fleet Technique it’s specialist fleet management subsidiary will be offering customers the opportunity for five staff...



HGV Driver Training Goes Green
01/09/2008

In the last 3 to 5 years we’ve seen the growth of online driver risk assessment and e-driver training systems for company car drivers. However, less has been done for the haulage market which has continued to rely on in-cab driver assessments and in-cab training. Put quite simply, each gallon of fuel burned by a truck releases 24 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. On an average driver assessment or training course a vehicle is likely to use 5 gallons of fuel which means that for every 10,000...



Accreditation Scheme for Driver Risk Assessments and Training Could Save Fleets a Fortune
04/07/2008

A senior figure in the driver training industry is calling on all the major driver training companies to seek a national accreditation scheme which could save fleet operators a fortune. Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World says that without an accredited scheme fleets could end up wasting thousands of pounds on duplicated risk assessments and training, simply because they have no ‘official’ evidence under their duty of care obligations that a driver has been assessed and trained...



Cover4Sure – The All in One Duty of Care Service Launched by E-Training World
17/04/2008

A new duty of care service, offering fixed costs and spread payments, has been launched by E-Training World. Cover4Sure provides a risk assessment of a fleet’s on road activities to include the vehicles, job roles, scheduling and driver’s abilities. Draft policies are drawn up tailored to the company’s operations as well as a Driver Handbook. Online risk assessments identify the risk rating of each driver, supported by online or in-vehicle driver training where required. All of which...



Driver Training Sector Not Ready to Cope With Impact of New Corporate Manslaughter Law
17/04/2008

The driver training sector is on the verge of meltdown if the new Corporate Manslaughter Law causes fleet managers to dramatically increase their focus on driver risk assessments and driver training. Graham Hurdle, who has been a fleet road safety expert for 20 years and is now managing director of E-Training World, gave his stark warning after a debate raged over the level of awareness with fleet managers regarding the Corporate Manslaughter Law. One Poll had suggested that 69% of fleet...



Mollycoddling of Company Vehicle Drivers Will Increase the Dangers on Our Roads
07/12/2007

Stringent health and safety laws that make company directors increasingly responsible for the safety of their at-work drivers will start to have an adverse effect on driver safety, a leading expert is claiming. Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, the online driver training specialists, believes that the onus placed on companies is now so great that company car drivers are taking less and less personal responsibility for their own safety, and for the safety of their vehicles,...



Pressure of Work Causing Drivers To Ignore Vital Road Safety Policies
06/11/2007

Company car drivers are not taking vital breaks from driving due to the pressures of work, and many are not conducting important checks on their vehicles to ensure they are roadworthy. These worrying statistics come from a survey conducted by E-Training World, the specialist provider of online driver risk assessments and e-driver training solutions to the fleet sector. The survey, of 217 drivers found a massive 82.7% of drivers are not conducting regular vehicle checks of tyre pressures,...



Eyesight Tests Being Overlooked As Drivers Blindly Take To The Roads
23/10/2007

Almost half of company car drivers (45.6%) on UK roads have not had an eyesight test in the last 3 years, and nearly 30% (29.4%) have not had their sight tested in the past 5 years, or at all. These worrying statistics come as a result of analysis conducted by online driver assessment and e-driver training specialist E-Training World, which examined data from 340 drivers from some of the UK’s biggest fleet operators who have recently completed E-Training World’s online risk assessment. And...



E-Training World Wins Contract To Provide Driver Risk Assessments for Towergate Underwriting, Transportation
17/09/2007

E-Training World, the specialist provider of online driver risk assessment and e-driver training solutions, has been appointed by Towergate Underwriting to provide a commercial vehicle risk assessment solution for its insurance policies. The contract was won after a competitive pitch and was secured thanks to the accuracy of E-Training World’s risk ratings and the company’s flexibility in meeting Towergate’s needs. “We tested a number of online risk assessment options”, said Andrew Evans,...



Risk Assessments for Commercial Vehicle Fleets – A New Specialist Service
13/09/2007

E-Training World has launched a tailored risk assessment solution for commercial vehicle drivers. The service enables vocational drivers to carry out a risk assessment by answering questions in a booklet that is posted to them. They can then complete the assessment and send it back to either E-Training World or their fleet manager so that their risk rating can be calculated. “With limited access to the Internet, vocational drivers find it difficult to put enough time aside to sit in front...



All Female Fleet Driver Training Company Appoints E-Training World
13/09/2007

The UK’s only ‘all-female’ fleet driver training company has appointed E-Training World as its partner for the provision of online risk assessment and e-driver training services. Venus Fleet Consultants, the Huddersfield-based fleet driver training company, run by Joanne Dixon and Debra Flynn, only employs female driver trainers to offer the very highest standards of in-vehicle training and risk consultancy. “There are a great deal of companies who employ a high proportion of women drivers...



30 MPH Speed Limits A Bit Far-Fetched, But There Are Easier Ways to Help Save the Planet
05/09/2007

Sir, I am writing in response to your letter from Glen Lowcock of The Secular Franciscan Order, entitled “30MPH Limit on all roads will save oil” (Fleet News 30 August 2007). Due to the extreme nature of Mr Lowcock’s suggestion, I suspect most readers will have read his letter and thought to themselves, ‘Well that isn’t going to happen is it’, and will have moved swiftly on to read other articles. But whilst his viewpoint is pretty radical, his letter should challenge us all to consider...



Driver analysis ‘over-mystified’
09/08/2007

A leading driver training figure has slammed psychometric testing of drivers by software companies, claiming it is “pulling the wool over the eyes of the industry”. Graham Hurdle, who recently sold Stafford-based fleet risk management and driver training specialist Pro-Drive to IAM Fleet, claims psychometric testing is over-mystifying the process of identifying whether a driver falls into a high, medium or low-risk category. He called for a return to traditional driver training values that...



Fleet alert over work death law
09/08/2007

Corporate manslaughter will become the “prosecution of choice”, aimed at employers of company drivers involved in fatal accidents from next April. According to solicitor David Faithful, the new law is a viable alternative to a health and safety prosecution and will carry a great deal more stigma. Speaking to Fleet News on the day the bill received Royal Assent, Mr Faithful said: “This will reinforce the obligation on a company to comply with health and safety legislation. We cannot say...