The Fleet Driver Training Association (FDTA) is running a series of talks, bringing together groups concerned with safety in the fleet industry in a bid to increase the take-up of driver training.

Meetings will see the FDTA get together with major fleet insurers, the Association of Car Fleet Operators and the Health and Safety Executive.

FDTA secretary Jonathan Craymer said: “There are a number of sectors of UK fleet that are working towards reducing company driver accidents – but it all needs to be brought together.

“At the moment, it's like a wheel with gaps in it which have to be filled in. Through working together, far more can be achieved.”

One of the ideas to be discussed at the first meeting on July 24 is that of the FTDA or another body devising a standardised “basic” curriculum for fleet driver improvement.