Your Fleet Drivers Need 15-Passenger Van Safety Training

December 19, 2012 at 10:09 am | Posted in 15-Passenger Van Training | Leave a comment
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One of the biggest concerns of the fleet managers is to ensure their commercial drivers understand their responsibilities and bear them successfully. As a fleet manager, therefore, you could benefit by having your drivers take fleet training such as 15-Passenger Van Training offered by Drive Fleet.
Importance of Fleet Training and 15-Passenger Van Training for Your Drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report, about 74% of all 15-passenger vans were found to be having either over or under ‘inflated’ tires. Notably, both can cause tire failure or a blowout. It is worth mentioning here that in most U.S. states have laws that define tires with 2/32″ of remaining tread depth as worn out. This implies, your drivers could be violating the law if they drive vehicles with tires worn more than the specified depth. Your fleet company would be exposed to liability if any of your drivers is involved in a crash and the van has tires worn out above the specified depth.

Advanced Fleet training courses, such as those available at Drivefleet, help commercial drivers learn more about 15-passenger van safety and other aspects of proactive and safe driving.

Guide Your Drivers about the Center of Gravity

A van’s center of gravity can be significantly influenced by two factors:

  • How many passengers are in the vehicle?
  • How they are loaded?
    Notably, adding passengers to the 15-passenger van increases the risk of rollover by about 10% or more per occupant. Poor passenger distribution or overloading can cause the van’s center of gravity to change thereby making the vehicle less stable.

 

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