When an employee backs a company vehicle into a parked Mercedes, or rolls a vehicle down an embankment in a muddy construction site, the costs in terms of damages, insurance rates, corporate image, and sometimes life, can be astronomical.
Giving your employees the proper training in how to handle the vehicles, with which you entrust them, particularly if these are specialized vehicles, is an invaluable investment. Increase confidence and skill with time behind the wheel in a safe environment, away from the distractions of the public road. Utility corporations, construction companies and many other heavy and light truck intensive businesses have used The 4×4 Center Driving School to teach their employees critical skills in accident avoidance, safety and control, defensive driving, off road safety techniques, vehicle recovery, and field maintenance.
We cover all aspects of the vehicle, and the environment. In the classroom students gain a basic understanding of the mechanics of how vehicles work, some of the physics governing the relationship between the vehicle and the road (or lack thereof as the case may be), general driving techniques, and driving theory.
Outside, we build students’ confidence and understanding through a series of exercises designed to give them hands on experience with what the vehicle is capable of — what it feels like when something is going wrong, as well as right – and how to react properly. We feel it’s best for somebody to experience ABS braking, and other electronic aids on modern vehicles, for the first time on our skid pad, instead of when going downhill, on an ice covered back road, towards an intersection. Our facilities allow us to replicate and train in a diverse number of working and driving environments. For example; we can ice down our skid pad to simulate an urban environment in winter weather conditions, we can create standing water on the skid pad, venture out for a slippery mud exercise or, we can set up just about anything in between.
Whether your employees drive a truck and trailer, or a hybrid, in this class they will learn to:
The skills we teach are invaluable and the lessons can pay off in many ways by protecting lives and property, increasing the value of your workforce, and lifting your employee morale.
Apart from professional training, many businesses have used The 4×4 Training Center for team building activities and company outings.