Driver training is important for Transit van drivers, especially people driving vans for work. Not only for safety reasons, but these drivers are often the points of contact between customers and the company they represent. Van driving is often not given the credit it deserves for difficulty. It takes a great deal of skill to safely manoeuvre the vehicle, as the field of view is limited to just front windows and side mirrors normally. Delivery drivers have the added obstacles of parking in busy public areas.
Drivers also need to be courteous on and off the road. A driver benefits from training because they learn how to drive without causing aggravation to other road users and smooth and safe driving with good perception of road conditions will also save fuel costs and excess repair bills. If drivers are driving more courteously and calmly less accidents are likely to happen reducing insurance costs.
Driver training is becoming more and more common as companies look at ways to create a safer, more efficient travelling/delivery system. Even knowledge of such things as how to evenly load a van can be of major benefit to drivers and vastly affect the vehicle handling. Drivers should also be trained in dealing with heavy lifting. A delivery company would benefit from these things for example, because a driver would be able to drive safely to the delivery point and safely unload the product and ensure it arrives without damage to the recipient. If a driver can get through the days work without causing aggravation, damaging the vehicle and leaving the customer happy, and the boss does not receive calls of complaints about the drivers road conduct, then commercial Van driver training has served its purpose.