Driving Dynamics has released a new training program on backing and parking for utility and service fleet drivers.

According to Tom Harley executive vice president of training services, more than 1,000 drivers have already taken the course since its introduction three months ago.

“This specialty course for service and utility fleets is helping management solve an interesting dilemma related to what is usually perceived by most as a simple driving process,” Harley said.

The nature of service and utility fleet work requires multiple stops and significant incidents of parking and backing up, Harley points out, putting drivers at a greater risk of incidents.

“Our immersive instructional design methodology which includes online, classroom and hands-on training for each driver helps them quickly become proficient in safety techniques and hazard recognition to avoid these problems,” Harley added.