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How to write a road safety policy for your business

How to write a road safety policy for your business

A business can often need a fleet of vehicles to run alongside their business. Enabling a company to complete a transaction by delivery a product or offering a service within the home. One way companies do that is to hire drivers to drive the vehicles in question. But, it is vitally important to ensure that you have some form of safety policy in place for your business and for your drivers. This helps a driver to feel secure in their position and know exactly what is expected of them. But how do you write a road safety policy for your business? What do you need to consider and include? Here’s a quick guide to help you put something together.

What should I replace my diesel vehicles with in my fleet?

What should I replace my diesel vehicles with in my fleet?

Diesel fuel is the dominant option for high-mileage, business-critical fleets. However, air pollution in the UK is considered one of the main driving forces for alternative fuels. According to government data, Britain's poor air quality causes around 50,000 early deaths annually. Among the most polluting vehicles are those that use diesel fuel. Despite the scrappage-scheme for old diesel vehicles that aimed at encouraging diesel drivers to turn to greener, low-emission vehicles, with a compensation of up to £2,000 per car scrapped, the toxic NOx emitted by the overwhelming majority of modern diesel cars is forcing for even lower limits of nitrogen dioxide.

Diesel vs. Petrol vs. Electric for my fleet - what's best?

Diesel vs. Petrol vs. Electric for my fleet - what's best?

Diesel was the dominant force in the fleet sector; until a short while ago, at least. And, things used to be so simple: most lorries and vans used diesel and most cars run on petrol engines. However, diesel has become a fuel under fire, especially considering the severely worsened air quality in British cities due to high NOx levels, among others, that are attributed to diesel transportation. Although the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders answered with a campaign that highlighted the environmental credentials of the latest diesel engines that meet Euro 6 emissions standards, great controversy still rages over this matter.

How can vehicle tracking reduce fuel costs?

How can vehicle tracking reduce fuel costs?

Vehicle tracking can change the way a business runs their company fleet. A vehicle, whether a van, truck or car, can be an essential part of any business, so ensuring that they are costing as little as possible, and being as efficient as they can be, will always be a high priority. Which is why more business owners are welcoming the introduction of vehicle tracking systems to their fleet. Not only to help a driver become more accountable for their actions, but to also ensure that the costs are reduced. One of the biggest costs of any fleet is fuel, and with the price of diesel and oil on the rise, it is now more essential than ever to ensure that you keep a vehicle fuel efficient. However, the introduction of a vehicle tracking systems could help you reduce fuel costs. Here’s how that could happen...

How can vehicle tracking help customer service?

How can vehicle tracking help customer service?

Customers are what makes a business viable. Whether that is clients that have agreements for services or products in bulk, or supplying one thing to one customer at one time, they are what fund your business to function, and your vehicles are what enables you to complete the transaction. So it shouldn't be a surprise to you that customer service is an essential part of that. A vehicle tracking system can enable you to deliver on your commitments, and ultimately manage customer service more effectively. This is how it could help you and your business.

5 ways that vehicles are becoming more connected

5 ways that vehicles are becoming more connected

As each day passes and technology advances, we see that more cars are becoming something called connected vehicles. The connected car itself is already a reality. We see many of us enjoy a wireless phone connection where we can seamlessly make calls from the driver's seat, listen to our latest playlists on various applications, and even ask our car to perform simple tasks such as calling somebody or even reading a text message. But as time will move on there will be more features that are vehicles become connected. Here are five ways that our vehicles are becoming more connected themselves.

How can businesses reduce out of office vehicle mileage?

How can businesses reduce out of office vehicle mileage?

Although out-of-office vehicle mileage is a long-accepted practice at many organisations, a growing number of mileage fraud cases and cases of employees using company-provided vehicles as a tool to generate additional personal income for themselves have got employers thinking. At the moment, it is extremely necessary to reduce unauthorised use of fleet vehicles and, at the same time, reduce personal use mileage, which cost the company a significant amount of money. One of the best ways to achieve that is with telematics.

Understanding what "out of office" mileage means

Understanding what "out of office" mileage means

Almost 90% of commercial fleets allow personal use of the company-provided vehicles. Although it is a very common industry practice, there is an ongoing debate about how much should a company charge for personal use. Allow us to explain.

How can vehicle tracking improve driver productivity?

How can vehicle tracking improve driver productivity?

A company fleet can often be the backbone of any business. The way a company delivers their goods, finalise on deals made, and close a transaction once packages or items have been delivered. But, if your drivers aren’t as productive as they could be, are businesses out there missing a trick? The main point being is that a company vehicle is the responsibility of the driver behind the wheel. How fast that vehicle goes, what route it takes, can simply be a split decision. But the wrong decision could end up costing a business not only time, but money. With a company fleet not working as it should be, you can end up seeing unforeseen costs incurred on the bottom line. Which is why vehicle tracking can improve driver productivity.