You should check an employee’s driving licence at least once a year. Best practice is to file a signed copy when an employee starts working for your organisation, then update the file every time you check their licence. Managing a fleet is potentially hazardous. Safety legislation is getting tougher and tougher all the time, and rightly so. It’s not just the drivers that will be held responsible for their actions should they end up in […]
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.
The walkaround check is very much at the frontline of risk management for fleets, whether it is a simple tyres, levels and lights check for a company car driver or the more formal and controlled checks that commercial vehicle drivers have to complete under VOSA regulations. What these checks have in common is that they are prone to complacency over time, that drivers start to tick the boxes without really looking properly at the areas […]