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Accident management explained

Fleet accident management

Fleets can potentially lose thousands upon thousands of pounds each year from road accidents, insurance claims and loss of production time. Fleet Support Group this year released startling figures showing that a large proportion of companies exceed 30% of their drivers who are involved in an accident every year.

With appropriate training and capping the costs of accidents, the costs can be greatly reduced within fleets.

Accident Management Companies

Introducing accident management strategies can be one of the most effective money saving measures for company fleets. Accident management companies argue that they can bring savings by negotiating lower rates with a network of body repairers selected on price and service. They also point to the need to step in when a third party is involved to minimise claim costs and the role they can play in uninsured loss recovery.

By contracting an accident management company, the company is enabling drivers to get back on the road quickly, which will reduce the financial impact of loss in production time.

Accident Management

In addition to managing costs that occur after an accident, fleets can use data to highlight drivers that may need further training, any routes that are potentially hazardous or reoccurring trends in damage or events enabling companies to lower costs further.

By implementing polices that tackle accidents, fleets can substantially reduce costs, increase productivity and contribute to safer roads.

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