Lucketts further invests in training

Lucketts Travel Group is introducing advanced training across the company. The business is putting in place Smith System training, which encourages safer and efficient driving with reduced emissions and smoother ride. The Hampshire firm is one of only two coach companies in the UK with its own driver training academy. Plans are in place to roll out this tuition to its directors, sales staff and engineers.

Training Manager, Ian Hills, said, ‘Our training has always been well above the Driving Standards Agency test standard, and about five years ago we introduced the Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving course into our academy. The aim is that, with the Smith System training you would be able to put two coaches side by side and see immediately which one is being driven by an advanced driver – it will be that obvious to our customers. By investing in this training our emissions will be reduced, wear and tear will be kept to a minimum, and our customers should have the most comfortable journey possible.’

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