Targeting driver training.
"At LIL, we want to improve the image of drivers, especially those within small businesses."
LIL is currently partnering with several North East councils and is working with insurance broker Hendersons to offer financial incentives to operators that take action and training to reduce accidents.
It has also teamed up with Hartlepool College of Further Education to offer an additional Driver Continuous Professional Competency qualification to lorry and bus drivers. It is holding a full-day safe loading and securing course as part of the qualification in Billingham on August 14.
Craig said: "The vast majority of businesses in this sector are very small so they don't necessarily know what to look for when recruiting new drivers.
"We are providing that service by helping employers to deliver the correct training and to implement procedures for recruiting suitably-qualified drivers.
"We also offer operations training to give office-based staff awareness of the legislation around the carriage of dangerous goods and what documentation they need."
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Aug 6, 2010|
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