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Fleet Support Group sign deal with Automotional

Fleet Support Group has signed a partnership deal with risk management organisation Automotional.

Automotional’s web-based driver ‘profiler’ is now embedded within FSG’s RiskMaster at-work driving safely solution, while a range of additional services are also available including ‘e-learner’ road safety modules, nationally-available behind-the-wheel training and off-road activities at the company’s Donington Park headquarters.

FSG Chairman Geoffrey Bray said: “Cost management is the single biggest issue facing all businesses and we believe that our partnership with Automotional will bring significant financial returns to clients in the form of fuel and maintenance savings, improved vehicle residual values, reduced insurance premiums and numerous productivity and administration benefits as a result of employees being involved in fewer crashes and driving more smoothly.

“As a business we like to forge partnerships with very well established and respected professionals in specialist areas to enhance our fleet solutions offering to customers and help them to make financial savings and ensure their fleet runs along best practice lines.”

Automotional director and co-founder Mr Neale said: “For most companies, the most significant financial returns as a result of implementing risk management measures are in fuel savings, which we estimate to deliver a minimum budget saving of 7%.

“Introducing at-work driving safety solutions is a no-brainer and organisations get all the other benefits free of charge - health and safety legislation compliance, improved staff morale, reduced absenteeism, administration savings etc.”

Indeed, fleets engaged in the Government-backed Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) programme have achieved MPG improvements of around 16% as a result of encouraging drivers to focus on reducing carbon emissions, improving their fuel efficiency, driving more safely and saving money by using gears better, avoiding over-revving the engine and maintaining a better distance from vehicles in front by not dabbing at the brakes, as well as better road awareness. Other benefits for businesses include prolonging vehicle life.

Mr Neale added: “Our ‘profiler’ is completely flexible and can be tailored to the individual needs of each business. Unlike most driver ‘profilers’ we do not fix the parameters to identify ‘low’, ‘medium’ and ‘high’ risk drivers.”

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