Murphy Plant has introduced an online training programme for its drivers via Licence Check’s Davis platform.

The equipment supply firm, which operates a fleet of 1,350 commercial vehicles, along with some cars and grey fleet vehicles, was already using the platform for licence checking and driver risk profiles, but has now also implemented the platform’s driver e-learning programme.

This includes 22 online modules designed to provide ongoing tuition and support for drivers, covering subjects ranging from urban driving and hazard perception to road rage.

The programme helps the company to provide targeted support for drivers, with those in need of training being identified by a driving standards traffic light warning system, based on vehicle telematics data.

Murphy Plant fleet manager Tony Murphy said: “Since we introduced driver risk profiling and specific modular interventions, we have seen a marked improvement in driving behaviours, with well over 50% of our most at-risk drivers moving from red to amber or green.

“Driving has been identified as posing the greatest risk to our business and the whole board, from the CEO down, has bought into the idea of driver risk profiling as a means of improving our driving standards.

“The e-learning programme allows us to identify areas where our at-risk drivers are weakest, such as speeding or awareness for example, and then use specific online learning modules for those particular issues to help correct their driving behaviours.”