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‘White van man’ a drain on resource and a danger to life

May 12, 2021

first_img‘White van man’ a drain on resource and a danger to lifeOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today The archetypal ‘white van man’ driver is more than just a stereotype and iscosting employers thousands of pounds by causing so many accidents. Company van drivers between the age of 17 and 30 are the most dangerous onthe road, accounting for around 20 per cent of commercial accidents. Research by fleet management company Interleasing shows the cost ofaccidents is also much higher among this group of employees – £1,134 comparedwith an average of £898 for other company drivers. Diarmuid Fahy, accident services manager at Interleasing, said HRprofessionals were not providing enough training or getting recruitment right. “This is possibly a recruitment issue. When employing young peoplecompanies must bear in mind their driving experience. Businesses should nothand over the keys without giving some driver training,” he said. Interleasing analysed around 3,000 accidents by company van drivers andfound the majority (20 per cent) of crashes happened on a Monday morning. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img

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