How well do you know your fleet drivers? In particular, do you know how they're handing themselves on the road?
The performance of a fleet says a lot about the business operating it. Not only does the company stand to maintain or lose its reputation for safe driving, but the health and safety of the workforce itself — and the future of the entire business — is at stake.
Fleets have to be ready to get the job done, no matter the season or time of year. And this is especially true during the winter months.
For every fleet, many threats exist at any given time. The good news is that threats related to driver behaviour are avoidable, including the usage of mobile phones while driving.
Driver performance, fleet risk, the costs of vehicle downtime and accidents... all are common anxieties for fleet managers. Given that, it makes sense to lower fleet risk and costs any way you can.
Through the holiday season, is your fleet in great working order, ready to face the new year? If not, now’s the time to take corrective action.
How do you minimise accidents with a mobile workforce?
It’s hard to know where to begin, especially when the liability falls directly on your shoulders - creating a culture of safe, responsible driving is an important task. Therefore, any activity that promotes driver safety is worth pursuing, for both staff safety and company longevity.
When you're in charge of a mobile workforce, you're responsible for your workers’ health and safety under all circumstances, including bad weather. Winters mean more rainy days and wetter roads, which present many unique hazards to your fleet.
You might be confident in your fleet employees. They might be perfectly capable drivers, with seemingly no issues handling themselves and their vehicles on the road.
But when you’re faced with constant downtime, rising insurance premiums, and a ballooning budget for vehicle repair and maintenance, something needs to change. What is the right course of action? It may simply be driver training.