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Training firm Fleet Source will be on hand at this year’s Freight in the City Expo to talk to delegates about its range of urban driving courses for commercial vehicle drivers.

LoCITY Driving, for example, is a Fors and DVSA-approved course that helps van and HGV drivers learn techniques to help mitigate their vehicles’ environmental impact on urban areas.

It focuses on the link between driving styles and fuel efficiency, journey planning, and alternative fuels.

Training is delivered as a one-day classroom-based course, complemented by separate e-learning modules for drivers and transport managers. It also counts towards a driver’s CPC requirement.

Other Fleet Source driver training courses include Safe Urban Driving, Van Smart and TruckSmart, which are all Fors-approved.

This year’s free-to-attend Freight in the City Expo will take place on Tuesday 7 November at Alexandra Palace, London.

It features a full day’s seminar programme, with an exciting exhibition of the latest urban vehicles, equipment and technology emerging onto the market to make deliveries cleaner, safer and quieter.

The expo will also be hosting TfL’s LoCITY progress event, which is an industry-led, five-year programme to increase understanding and uptake of low-emission commercial vehicles.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this year’s Freight in the City Expo,” said Nick Caesari, MD at Fleet Source. “The event provides a great opportunity to share our commitment to helping the commercial sector to reduce it’s impact on the environment.”

He added: “As London grows, so does traffic congestion and air pollution. This has a major and damaging impact on public health. Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London because of poor air quality.

“Our LoCITY Driving course features classroom-based modules to help drivers and transport managers reduce the environmental impact of commercial vehicles.”