The Resources Group will be taking part in next month’s Freight in the City Spring Summit, talking to delegates about the importance of specialist training for commercial vehicle drivers.

Providing a seven-day-a-week national training service for operators, The Resources Group offers a selection of professional driving courses for fleet operators.

Some of its more popular courses include on-the-road Driver CPC training and licence acquisition training.

Emergency First Aid for Drivers training is also growing in popularity among fleet operators, according to group commercial manager Nicola Howes.

“We have received great feedback from drivers who have undertaken this course. With the increasing number of HGVs on the road, a driver can often be the first person at the scene of an accident.

"This course focuses on providing drivers with basic lifesaving first aid skills, to prevent medical situations from worsening, prior to the arrival of emergency services," Howes said.

She added that the course is also Qualsafe and Driver CPC accredited. “Not only are drivers gaining a highly desirable life skill, but they will also achieve seven hours towards the next DCPC deadline,” said Howes.

The Resources Group has recently been selected by builders’ merchant group Travis Perkins to run Fors Safe Urban Driving courses for it.

Travis Perkins will also be taking part in Freight in the City and displaying its latest Mercedes-Benz Econic truck, one of four new Econics joining the business to boost safey in urban areas.

  • Freight in the City takes place on 3 March at Manchester Central. It is a free-to-attend one-day event focusing on driving sustainable freight movements across the Northern Powerhouse region. Book your place today!