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OUR DRIVERS

E.Stott & Sons Ltd fleet is operated by a team of dedicated drivers who have a wealth of experience in all aspects of Passenger Comfort and Safety.

Our uniformed drivers are friendly, experienced and very knowledgeable and are proud of what they do.  They are the people that meet our customers face to face and are ambassadors for our company.

Our drivers are trained to NVQ level 2 and have all completed their Driver CPC training program.  All training is delivered in our own training facility.  The training carried out by our own ROSPA trained driving assessor or ROSPA themselves covers Driving Assessments and subjects such as Driver Hours Rules and Regulations, Vehicle Roadworthiness, Disabled Discrimination Act, Customer Care and Vehicle Familiarisation.

Our reputation for our experienced, friendly and highly skilled drivers is something we are very proud of.  All our staff are fully briefed on Health & Safety requirements and are issued with staff handbooks and Health & Safety policies which are continually updated.
 

DRIVER SELECTION

We select staff based on their performance within a stringent employment procedure.  The capabilities we look for range from driving and technical skills to customer care. 
The day consists of a Driving Assessment and interview, checks including Driver Licence, Driver Qualification Card and Tachograph Card.

Tests including Highway Code test, Drug and Alchohol test along with an on line driver observation test and risk assessment.  Applicants are only selected upon the completion of health and DBS checks.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Being a Department of Transport Registered Coach Operator we fully recognise our responsibilities and train our staff to the highest standards.
In order to provide customers with the highest quality service all our staff are continually trained in all aspects of PCV operations and is an investment we are happy to continue with.

We are committed to providing training and development to all our staff which results in the best possible service and standards for all our customers.

This includes:

• Induction Training  
• Driver CPC Training – Includes Customer Care, PSVAR, Drivers Hours, Vehicle Checks and Emg Aid
• Driving Assessments – Carried out by our own in house ROSPA trained driving assessor.
• ROSPA – SAFED (Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving) training carried out by ROSPA.
• ROSPA – Defensive Driver training carried out by ROSPA.