All fleet drivers — whether they use company vehicles, or their personal vehicles as part of a ‘grey fleet’ — should be on board with any systems implemented to make the fleet run better. And one of those key systems is SurePlan SoloDrive, powered by Vault.
Keeping fleet drivers safe means ensuring all aspects of their work conditions are up to par… including vehicle windscreens.
Are your health and safety procedures keeping your fleet drivers accountable and safe?
Road safety in New Zealand is an urgent concern. Earlier this year, over a one week period, 26 people died as a result of fatal collisions. Deadly incidents are too frequent on our roads, and it’s up to everyone, including businesses, to be part of the solution... especially companies that employ fleets. Your drivers must be aware of the dangers of irresponsible driving and should be empowered in every way to stay safe behind the wheel.
After hours one night, you hear the report that you never want to hear: one of your fleet drivers has gotten into a collision. You’re relieved to hear that there were no injuries. But now, you must deal with a damaged vehicle. Should it be repaired or replaced?
Fleets can be tricky to manage - there are so many moving parts that must work together, and work well. You need a strong driving policy, vehicles constantly on the road, a plan to bring accidents (and the associated admin work) to a minimum, and ways to control costs and risk factors.
Even for the most diligent fleet manager, it’s hard to keep tabs on everything that poses a risk to the company fleet. Get everything ‘right’ and you can still find yourself awakened by late-night road incidents, only to deal with the costs and admin from vehicle downtime, liabilities, and third-party negotiations.
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.
Managing the health and safety of the drivers in your vehicle fleet can be challenging. Some accidents - like unknown vehicle faults or car park mishaps - aren't considered preventable. But front- and rear-end collisions, improper lane changes, inappropriate parking, and carelessness at intersections are usually avoidable by skilled fleet drivers, even when the other, non-employee party is at fault.