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Fleet Policies

It’s an old adage, but believe it or not, it applies quite nicely to fleet management. Though sometimes it is tempting to say that the job of managing a fleet has changed dramatically, has it really?

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9 Policy Writing Traps to Avoid

There are many concerns that must be addressed when creating a policy, as concerns can be different for every company. This includes effectively communicating policies and reviewing them on an annual basis.

Fleet Safety's Focus on Policy and Technology

Fleets need to have back up from its organization to instill a profound safety culture. Having full support from the top down will initiate efforts that are aimed at improving driver safety.

How to Avoid Stagnating as a Fleet Manager

Running a well-managed fleet is a complex task that requires supervision by someone with deep subject-matter expertise. As a result, a fleet manager’s capabilities and expertise can be easily overlooked by executive management not versed in the intricacies of fleet management.

Entitlement Mentality Leads to Vehicle Abuse

Many times employees who have an “entitlement mentality” do not have a sense of responsibility to take care of the company asset as if it was their own. This impacts fleet costs. A company vehicle in poor condition because of driver abuse or neglect will result in lost resale value or incur unnecessary reconditioning expense at auction.

Negligent Entrustment Is Based on What You Should Have Known

Negligent entrustment lawsuits typically focus on whether the company has an established safety policy and whether it enforces those policies. It is important to remember the standard for negligent entrustment is not whether the employer knows it has put people at risk; it is whether the employer should have known.