OCT 00] TEAM NATIONAL NEWS
Team National Offers Bonus To Improved Drivers
Coventry company has been praised by the Institute of Advanced
Motorists (IAM) for putting its employees through the country's
top driving test.
National, an air conditioning specialist, has offered its 34
workers the chance to become members of the IAM and will even
give anybody who drives a company car a £200 bonus when they
pass their test.
WITH CLAIRE HOUGH OF TEAM NATIONAL
secretary Claire Hough made the move in a bid to improve driving
standards and increase efficiency.
who pass the IAM Advanced Driving Test have to show a higher
level of road competence than is required for the standard test.
use the cars more efficiently thus saving fuel and there are
also savings for us with reduced insurance spending and lower
is the added value that we want Team National vehicles to be
driven as safely as possible and with complete courtesy to other
have taken the test and found it very useful indeed. We first
offered the opportunity to those with company vehicles but we
had so many requests across the company that we opened it up to
will fund their training and membership of the Institute and
they will take the test during their own time.
first employee should be ready to take the test in March and
Team National hope to have their scheme completed by summer
Hughes, chairman of the Coventry and District Group of Advanced
"It is very refreshing to hear a company
adopting this attitude and there is no doubt that they will reap
the benefit in many ways.
number of large companies put their drivers in for the test
after training from IAM Fleet but I don't know many that get a
financial bonus for passing!
Team National drivers will be paired up with observers from our
Coventry Group and then tested locally - we wish them all