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Duty of care is now top priority

Risk management and duty of care return to the top of the agenda for fleets, according to the latest Company Car Trends report from GE Capital’s Fleet Services business.

For more than 18 months, fleets’ primary attention was focussed on cost management.

However, the new quarterly study reveals that 75% of respondents now see risk management/duty of care as their top issue.

Whilst 63% of respondents already have risk management solutions in place, just over a quarter are still considering what action they need to take.

In particular, the use of mobile phones by drivers looks set for increasing review - whilst issues relating to the use of mobile phones are being cited by 69% of respondents, 89% of respondents already have controls in place.

However, as companies look to maintain their duty of care, we may see an increase in the number of companies who ban the use of mobile phones while driving altogether.

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