Fleet management software can promote a safer driving environment

Not only do Fleet Manager’s responsibilities involve overseeing commercial vehicles, drivers, and related assets, they are also charged with ensuring the health, safety, and responsible behaviour of their drivers. With this responsibility comes the need to address the risks and challenges associated with driving and dealing with the causes and results of accidents.

Anna Edwards
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Statistics from gov.uk indicate that there were an estimated 128,209 UK road accident-related casualties of all severities in 2021. That’s an average of almost 351 accidents per day.

Implementing effective measures to reduce the likelihood of accidents, means Fleet Managers can mitigate accidents, reduce liability, and protect their fleet and drivers.

Let’s delve a little deeper into liability

Determining liability for accidents with company vehicles can be tricky. An employer may be vicariously liable for accidents occurring in the course of employment, but the key thing to remember is that employers have a duty of care to their employees.

When it comes to fleets, fulfilling that duty of care includes:

  • Ensuring drivers are following guidelines for specific vehicles such as HGVs

  • Checking that drivers are fully licenced and insured

  • Ensuring vehicles are properly maintained

  • Checking cargo is safely secured

  • Undertaking comprehensive driver training and safety policies

  • Choosing the safest routes

Our advanced telematics systems and driver behaviour monitoring tools (all part of our ABAX Fleet software solution), can empower Fleet Managers with real-time insights, helping them make informed decisions and promote a safer driving environment.

ABAX Fleet provides the data and tools that allow you to:

  • Optimise routes based on safety and efficiency metrics

  • Monitor driver behaviour so vehicles are driven in a way that keeps employees, the business, the public, and the environment safe.

  • Better plan vehicle maintenance and service schedules to extend the life of a fleet, and ensure its safe operation.

With the help of ABAX Fleet, you can gain peace of mind that they are fulfilling their duty of care to their teams on the road and helping prevent and reduce the likelihood of road accidents.

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