How to Ensure the Safety of Your Fleet Drivers

Our aim at The Fuel Store is to keep our nation’s businesses moving forward by providing fuel cards and other essential fleet services. We also like to ensure fleet driver safety on our busy roads. A new report has highlighted the importance for fleet managers to comply with basic vehicle standards to avoid ‘tragic’ consequences on our roads.

The report, by Brake’s Global Fleet Champions, a not-for-profit global campaign to prevent crashes, states that fleet managers should be regularly checking and servicing safety-critical components, such as brakes and tyres. This will help fix small problems early on before they escalate into costly repairs and expensive insurance claims.

John Eastman, from the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, suggests that fleet managers should take a systematic approach in maintaining their vehicles to ensure fleet driver safety. Mr Eastman says that preventative maintenance has lots of benefits. This includes the safety and well being of drivers and other road users.

There was also advice from Autoglass in the report. They advise fleet managers on how they can effectively maintain advanced driver-assistant systems (ADAS) for the technology to work effectively.

Keeping Up With The Latest Technology

Jeremy Rochfort, national sales manager for Autoglass said: “The adoption rate of ADAS in fleet vehicles is much higher as fleet cars tend to be newer and come with up-to-date safety features. However, our research shows that keeping up to date with technology ranks low down on fleet decision-maker’s priorities.

“That’s why we’re committed to educating the fleet industry on the importance of ADAS calibration and investing in our technical expertise and capabilities to ensure we can match the rising demand for these services.”

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