Logistics UK has launched training for a new van driver safety course.
What’s this new course all about, then?
There are currently four million vans parked or driving about on the roads of the UK right now. With the recent boom in the delivery industry, and a general lack of van drivers, HGV and lorry operators, this course might be more important than ever.
Alongside Covid-19, Brexit, and other forces that have been mightily disruptive or resulting in heavy changes, there’s already a backlog of drivers waiting to be trained.
This course aims to propel van drivers to ensure they’re up-to-date and keeping safe as can be. Both on the roads, and for themselves. The course covers topics from loading to driver fatigue, so we think it’s a must for anyone thinking of joining the industry.
What can I expect to learn?
Well, firstly, the good news is that this is an e-learning course. So, as long as you have access to some sort of tech device that is capable of running videos, and can display texts and images, you’ll be fine.
Although, don’t take our word for it – it’s best to contact them directly if you have questions.
The structure is quite basic and consists of only 2 modules:
- 1: Vehicle (checks on the vehicle, fuel efficiency, loading safely and hours of the driver)
- 2: Driver (industry, licensing, road rules, defence driving, fitness, wellbeing and safety)
If you’re a seasoned van driver, you might find yourself thinking this isn’t for you. Fair enough! However, with ever-changing rules and requirements, you never know what new fact might come in handy.
How much does the course cost?
You’ve got 3 options here, and all of them are per use:
- £9.95 if you’re a Van Excellence Accredited Operator
- £12.95 for Logistics UK members
- £17.95 for all you non-members
Where can I find more information?
We hope you’ve found this post useful. Whether you’re new to driving vans, or a seasoned van driver, the learning never stops.
Unfortunately, what also never stops, is a requirement for van insurance.