Increasingly at FleetCheck, we’re seeing evidence that drivers are treating essential walkaround checks on their company vehicles as a “tick box” exercise. As you’ll know, these inspections should be carried out on a daily basis, ideally, and so it is perhaps inevitable that some degree of fatigue sets in. Drivers may just go through the motions rather than carry out a genuine inspection and do so for very human reasons – perhaps they are late […]
Running a fleet – if not done properly – can be a legal minefield, and we can’t stress enough how vital it is that you (a) understand what’s expected of you/your company/your drivers, and (b) know what to do in order to fulfil those obligations.
Keeping a fleet of vehicles on the road takes an awful lot of organisation. Once upon a time, fleet management was largely about handling practical tasks as they arose in order to keep vehicles legal and drivers productive. Data was minimal; technology basic. Modern fleet management is a very different story – every day your business is bombarded with information from all directions – information about where the vehicles are, how much they’re costing, how […]
Many employers choose to lease their cars and vans with an inclusive maintenance package. It’s a good idea, helping to spread the cost of maintenance and removing managerial issues of having to look for suppliers. However, just because you have chosen “with maintenance”, you should not assume that your vehicles are actually being maintained.