industrial firms have utilized the
services of the "California
Driving School, Inc." to either
train their employees to handle
their equipment properly, or retrain
and upgrade their driving performance.
In today's economy this makes very
good business sense! Industrial
firms are motivated by three factors:
(1) Reducing costs. (2) Reduce litigation
derived from vehicle accidents,
and (3) Reduce the cost of maintaining
their fleet. We all know insurance
rates continue to climb, and companies
write policies based on the amount
of risk and exposure they are taking
when they accept the client. A fleet
company with an excessive amount
of accidents always pays a premium
amount for their insurance
indicate that any company that embarks
on a fleet retraining program does
substantially reduce their
accident rate, and over a period
of time their insurance premium.
The cost involved is negligible
compared to the cost involved through
reduced insurance rates and litigation.
the years many firms have utilized
our services to upgrade the driving
performance of their employees.
Among these industrial firms are
"Pacific Telephone Company",
"Quantas Airlines", "Electro-Optical
Company", "East Los Angeles
Skill Center", "Watts
Skill Center"(federally funded
programs), "Chevron, Inc."
(formerly American Personnel Service),
"San Gabriel Valley Residential
Facility", "ABM Security",
"U.S. Rentals", to name
of our programs are custom designed
to meet the companies' own particular
needs. A typical program consists
of a four to 6 hour class with films,
discussions, tests, and more discussion.
In this program where possible,
we would like to give each employee
a "Psycho-Physical" test
which checks the drivers' depth
perception, visual acuity, glare
recovery and brake reaction, etc.
Each person tested is given an evaluation
sheet pointing out their strengths
and weaknesses. A copy of this evaluation
sheet is sent to their employer's
Fleet Supervisor. Training can be
handled at our Executive Office,
but most firms prefer that it be
given at their own company facility.
This reduces the time they have
to pay for the employee being involved
in the retraining. This works well
in groups of 15 to 40.
of the above is in reference to
classroom training. Where possible
and practice we also conduct training
in your vehicle to ascertain how
your driver reacts to various traffic
situations. The normal time is one
to two hours per employee. Our experience
has shown that most employees can
handle the vehicle correctly, but
lack proper judgment of defensive
driving techniques, etc. Both the
classroom and the in-the-car training
are important, but of the two the
classroom is far more productive.