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31 May 2012 12:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom

Scania Driver CPC training accredited by the Institute of Advanced Motorists

Reflecting its on-going commitment to road safety and improving driving standards, the safe and fuel efficient Driver CPC training module developed by Scania (Great Britain) Limited has been accredited by the Institute of Advanced Motorists driver training company, Drive & Survive. Officially entitled Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving (LGV & PCV) Scania Driver CPC Module B, this is currently the only commercial vehicle manufacturer Driver CPC course to have been awarded IAM-accredited status.

With pathways designed to fulfil the needs of truck, bus and coach drivers, Scania's Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving training is a practical course covering both on-road instruction and classroom training.  Key aspects of the course include safe driving, urban driving, driving style and techniques, use of the engine and gearbox and environmental considerations.  As an additional benefit, all drivers attending the course receive 12-month's complimentary Affiliate Membership to the IAM.

"Our Safe & Fuel Efficient Driver CPC course is the outcome of many hours spent firstly considering the issues and then optimising the way in which the messages are presented and conveyed to drivers," says Scania's Driver Training Manager, Mark Agnew.  "From the very outset, Scania's approach has been to go further than simply meet the demands of Driver CPC legislation – our overarching aim is to provide training which truly benefits both the driver and his or her employer.  As such, we are delighted that our Safe & Fuel Efficient module has been recognised and accredited by the IAM."

IAM Drive & Survive Chief Executive Simon Best says, "As a body dedicated to excellence, we are proud to align ourselves with those promoting the highest standards of roadcraft.  By inviting our examiners to scrutinise its training first hand, Scania more than satisfied us that its Fuel & Efficient Driver CPC course is capable of making a substantial contribution towards improving safety on our roads.  We thoroughly congratulate the Scania team on their achievements and now wish them every success in spreading the messages of safety and fuel efficiency to commercial vehicle drivers nationwide."