Arval has become the first company to receive a European eSafety prize for fleet management. The award was presented in recognition of the work Arval has done to introduce life-saving technology to both its customers and its own fleet.
Arval made Electronic Stability Control (ESC) a standard safety feature on all new company cars in July 2008 and continues to promote this approach to customers as best practice. Its fleet policy also makes reversing sensors and Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) compulsory.
“For Arval the key to the increasing adoption of new safety technology in fleets is to take a holistic approach to the management of both vehicles and drivers,” said Mike Waters, director of market insight at Arval. “By linking safety improvements to what will most likely be improved environmental impact and the potential for a reduction in operating cost, companies can make choices that meet the needs of a wide range of business stakeholders. We clearly recognise our responsibilities in helping our customers, their drivers’ and the fleet sector in general understand the wider benefits that eSafety can bring.”
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