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Do Company Vehicle Fleet Drivers Know Enough About Their Vehicles?

Do Company Vehicle Fleet Drivers Know Enough About Their Vehicles?
8th November 2012 Run Your Fleet Blog

RunYourFleet Fleet Managers

Question for Fleet Managers about Fleet Drivers

 

An interesting editorial this week from Automotive Industry Digest

CAR technology has changed so much over the years that many of today’s sophisticated cars don’t have dipsticks for owners to check oil levels.

However, a fleet veteran industry is frequently heard to point out that despite that trend many cars do continue to have dipsticks. He, in none too glowing terms, is referring to some drivers of company vehicles.

This story came to mind when I read a press release … highlighting how employers in these cost-conscious times were increasingly adopting a ‘back to basics’ approach. They are, it is suggested, making drivers more responsible for the condition of their company vehicles.

This will be music to the ears of the aforementioned industry veteran who maintains that the biggest influence on cost facing fleet operators is drivers.

Encouraging employees to look after what is an expensive company asset by ensuring vehicles are in good condition, tyre pressure and tread are checked regularly along with fluid levels and vehicles are serviced on schedule is the single quickest route to saving money.

We don’t advocate calling fleet drivers names of course 🙂

Are you holding Fleet Drivers more responsible for the condition of their vehicles?

 

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