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Risk management – why being pro-active is good for your fleet AND your business

Advertisement feature from Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman have been at the forefront of fleet management for more than 25 years – helping businesses to boost their efficiency and revenues while maintaining strict controls on their operating costs, thanks to the company’s telematicstechnology and fleet management software, DIRECTOR.

But as occupational road risk becomes an increasingly important aspect of fleet management, so too can technology play an increasingly important role in helping to manage risk.

According to Peter Millichap, Director of Marketing at Teletrac Navman UK, “Operating a fleet of vehicles requires considerable risk management. And given how rapidly the fleet management industry moves, we’ve likened it to solving a complex puzzle.”

But as Peter says, it is a puzzle worth solving: “Businesses that invest time in risk management stand to gain much more than just a better fleet. The kind of forward thinking approach to risk that typifies best practice also tends to spill over into other areas of the business, making for a more adaptable and robust company.”

“As a technology business, we feel we have a responsibility to provide advice on how technology can be used to help solve this puzzle.”

This is why Teletrac Navman have commissioned and published a freely-available, high-value downloadable guide on their website to help fleet managers understand the role technology has in fleet risk management.

The download is entitled “The technology to piece together your fleet risk management puzzle”, and explains how technology solutions can play a vital role in delivering a successful strategy.  

The download explains what drivers need to do on a daily basis; how they should report any issues arising; and what auditable processes fleet managers must undertake to show that they have instructed their drivers to carry out the right checks – and to prove they have actually done them.

Other sections to the download include such topics as your drivers’ knowledge of speed limits, and whether they can recognise the speed limit of a road? How technology can be used to provide direction for driver training, and how it can even be used to deliver live in-vehicle training.

The download also looks at the people who drive for your business and poses the question: do they have the correct licence to drive particular vehicles in your fleet? And this section reminds the fleet manager that licence checks are equally as important for those employees who drive their own vehicles for business purposes.

Broken down into bite size sections, each topic in the new download ends with a “Top Tip” as a succinct take-away reminder.

“Developing and implementing a fleet risk management strategy is not ‘a nice to have’... it is absolutely essential, and doing it right requires an ongoing commitment,” continues Peter.

“Our new download shows that by employing the right technology, risk management can become a pro-active part of a business – and that with it comes significant benefits... lower insurance premiums, reduced maintenance costs, safer drivers and fewer accidents, to name just a few.”

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