Driver Trainer Magazine

Driver Trainer | Issue Ten 2020

This month’s mag has an in-depth look at cleaning procedures and PPE to minimise risk while working. We also look at slow driving, whether it’s against the law and how it can affect drivers. Jim Whalen completes his glossary of driver training terms and Howard Redwood continues his fleet series. 

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Driver Trainer | Issue Nine 2020

This month we look at risk, with a comprehensive guide to creating your own risk assessment from Nick Heath. Howard Redwood also talks about risk in his fleet feature; he defines the phrase ‘as far as is reasonably practicable’ in the context of a company reducing risk by spending money on fleet training. This month’s DIA …

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Driver Trainer | Issue Eight 2020

In this month’s issue of Driver Trainer editor Kathy Manson untangles the web to help you get to grips with the basics of building your own website. CEO Carly Brookfield opens the DIA casebook and tells us about how we helped a member resolve a car finance issue. James Whalen expands on goal setting theory …

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Driver Trainer | Issue Seven 2020

In this month’s Driver Trainer, our CEO Carly Brookfield deals with the issue of pricing. What are you worth and what should you be charging? We answer your most common questions about PPE, COVID-19 and the return to testing and training. Olivia Baldock-Ward looks at easy-to-make mistakes that could invalidate your car insurance and Jim Whalen discusses the importance of setting learning goals for your pupils.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Six 2020

In this month’s magazine, Carly Brookfield gives us her tips for rebuilding your business, as well as providing an overview of risk management. It’s always useful to put yourself in your learners’ shoes to understand how they feel. Liam Greaney did this by learning to drive a powerboat (pre-lockdown). He talks about his experience and what it taught him about driving instruction.

Elsewhere, Jim Whalen takes us through an emerging lesson, Howard Redwood’s fleet series continues with licence checks and John Hutchings tells us the process he went through to become an LGV trainer.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Five 2020

May’s issue takes an in-depth look at financial assistance currently available for driver and rider trainers affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. We also have a feature with our advice for training safely once you’re back in your cars.

Our non-COVID content includes an article by Liam Greaney, who explores why pupils often choke during their test when they’ve been driving perfectly well up to that point. Jim Whalen discusses the use of scenarios in driver training, particularly in regard to dealing with emergency vehicles. And our very own Howard Redwood continues his series on fleet training, this month talking about occupational risk.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Four 2020

This month tackles the all-encompassing issue of COVID-19. Key worker training is still allowed, so we discuss our new key worker register, as well as safe training protocols. It’s a worrying time financially for everyone, so we’ve put together an article on government measures which could help driver and rider trainers.

We live in an age of information overload, which can sometimes feel daunting. Jim Whalen has written an article about coronavirus from a medical perspective in which he debunks some of the myths about the virus. Nick Heath also talks us through his method of risk management for his businesss.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Three 2020

This month it’s a training special, with particular focus on driving in the dark, motorway driving and independent driving. Howard Redwood takes us through the basics of fleet training, while editor Kathy Manson attends Move 2020 to find out about the vehicles and transport systems of the future.

Carly Brookfield opens the DIA casebook again to discuss how a CCJ can really make you pay, while this month’s car reviews include the Toyota Yaris Hybrid and the Ford Puma.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Two 2020

There’s a lot of change afoot (or should that be awheel?). From April, the theory test will use video clips instead of written case studies. These aim to make the test more accessible, particularly for people with learning disabilities, reading difficulties and developmental conditions. DVSA has also published new versions of the driver’s record. It is hoping the changes will help encourage learners to broaden their experience before taking their test, particularly in regards to driving in the dark.

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Driver Trainer | Issue One 2020

Welcome to Driver Trainer. We’ve renamed and redesigned the magazine to reflect the wider remit of the modern driver trainer.

This month we have a new column from road safety charity Brake. We also have Phoenix Motorcycle Training laying out the pros and cons of becoming a franchisee. Adrian Coucher discusses his career as a fleet trainer, Karen Bransgrove tries eco-driving with the Energy Saving Trust and Carly Brookfield lays out her vision for the industry in 2020 and opens the DIA casebook.

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