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Volvo launches new Co-Pilot website and social media channels

Volvo has launched a new website and supporting social media channels for its Co-Pilot programme, giving members access to in-depth advice and information from a range of partners.

Co-Pilot, which launced last year, is a free suite of expert assistance designed to help small businesses with driver safety and compliance. It is offered to all SMEs that buy or lease a Volvo.

Materials available on the new website address Co-Pilot’s three main areas: legal compliance; safety and risk management; and business optimisation.

Information will also be sent out across Co-Pilot’s social channels, found by searching Co-Pilot Business on LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube, or by following @copilotbusiness on Twitter.

Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales at Volvo Car UK, said: “Safety saves lives and it saves money - it isn’t just a ‘nice to have’. We’ve worked hard to ensure Co-Pilot addresses a real business need and it will help SMEs identify and address safety issues, with tailored solutions where appropriate.

“And with business drivers particularly at risk of accident or injury, this is another step towards our vision that by 2020 no driver should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.”

Co-Pilot includes access to expertise, information and membership offers from a range of partners including: driver risk management experts Fleet21, Transport for London, Specsavers, discount fuel company The Fuelcard People, Here navigation, driver safety app creators Romex, and RoadHawk black box recording systems.

Co-Pilot will also give members access to the Driving for Better Business campaign, which shares best practice on business driver safety from companies including Michelin, ING and Centrica.

A compliance pack created by Fleet21, Volvo’s driver safety partner, includes:

  • Advice on high-risk driving.
  • Initial driving licence check for each driver against the DVLA database.
  • Online driver risk profile tool, with report.
  • Online portal to check the status of drivers’ licences.
  • Written employer risk assessment.
  • Printed policy handbook for each driver.


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