Supplier Licence Check has introduced an interactive coaching module for drivers within the Driver and Vehicle Information Solution (DAVIS) platform. It is delivered by a new app.
DAVIS Coaching replaces an existing e-learning module. Licence Check says that the learning and development service “is intended to create a community of better informed, engaged, and therefore safer, company drivers.”
Delivered by the module is “bite-sized educational content,” the supplier continues. Such an approach “is the best and most driver-friendly method for completing digital driver training,” it says, as those staff can engage remotely and access content at times convenient to them.
The module aims to provide fleet and other line managers with a clear indication of driver attitude and knowledge by rating them as excellent, good, watch, or action, based upon their responses and willingness to learn.
Clients also have a benefit of demonstrating proactivity in minimising occupational road risk by improving knowledge and awareness among their driver pool, Licence Check adds. Such work could reduce insurance premiums.
No two drivers receive the same training at the same time, and new content is added so that drivers do not see a repeated cycle. The client can customise frequency and delivery of the training and weight it towards vehicle type, including coach and bus.
Telematics data can also be integrated on an optional basis so as to give drivers responsive content based on actual driving behaviour. Questions will be created based on real-time driving patterns, including cornering, idling, speeding, or fuel efficiency.
In addition, managers have the option to integrate licence check results when subscribing to the licence checking module, enabling the platform to trigger relevant content when new endorsements have appeared on a driver’s record. That can include speed awareness and distracted driving.
Once downloaded, the DAVIS driver app will act as a personal assistant, says Licence Check Managing Director Keith Allen. It will store essential driver information such as coaching scores, and has a feature called ‘glove box’. That will permit access to important company documents such as fleet and driving policy, and to contact numbers.
Adds Mr Allen: “We firmly believe that short bursts of relevant educational content are much more effective in improving information retention and encouraging willingness to learn among drivers compared to a more traditional annual assessment.”
As an alternative to app access, DAVIS Coaching will also be available via a browser.