A robust fleet policy is at the heart of every cost
effective, efficient, low risk, fleet operation. It provides the
structure and procedures from which the fleet operates, outlining
roles and responsibilities. The policy needs to be dynamic and
stand up to constant scrutiny from employees and the employer alike.
It should include elements as diverse as; employees
eligibility to a company vehicle, levels of vehicle choice, methods of
vehicle acquisition, maintenance procedures, Health and Safety, and
driving licence checking.
Ensuring a robust fleet policy is in place will
save significant time and expense should a dispute or problem arise.
In the case of disputes over Duty of Care and legal responsibilities a
defensible policy can be the difference between corporate culpability
Clear policies on
driver licence checking, use of mobile phones and in-car equipment
whilst driving are areas that need constant review as new legislation
is introduced and enacted.
Audits can design and draft bespoke policy documentation and driver
handbooks for any fleet operation, whether you operate a car, van, or
a specialist vehicle fleet.