Fleet management software provider FleetCheck is to promote the Driving for Better Business campaign’s Safety and Compliance Commitment to its customers, which employ a total of 80,000 drivers.
The commitment is a voluntary pledge made by businesses operating company cars and vans to implement a series of actions specified by the campaign, in line with current legislation and guidance from the Health and Safety Executive.
Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said: “As a company whose products are designed to help create and enforce fleet best practice, safety and the reduction of fleet accidents are subjects about which we are very passionate.
“The Driving for Better Business campaign, funded and managed by Highways England, exists to transform fleet road safety in the UK and we have long been an enthusiastic supporter of its aims.
"It also provides free resources and case studies to help employers improve how they manage those who drive for work, cutting costs in the process.
“The Commitment is an excellent way for businesses to introduce a bedrock of fundamental measures that will help to make a safe and legally compliant culture an essential part of their fleet operations.
"We are aiming to promote it to our user base whenever we are involved in fleet reviews and also as part of our ongoing communications with customers.”
Simon Turner, campaign manager at DFBB, added: “We have a target of signing up fleets totalling one million drivers to the Driving for Better Business Safety Commitment, so forming partnerships such as this one with FleetCheck are very important to us.
“We look forward to working with their users to help them better understand the business benefits that come from effective management of work-related road safety.”
FleetCheck, alongside the FTA’s Van Excellence best practice programme, has also been involved in the creation of a new, free online risk assessment tool for Driving for Better Business.
It asks 50 questions covering four key areas of fleet operations – the driver, the vehicle, the journey and the company.
From this information, it produces an individual work-related road risk self-assessment report containing actions and information designed to improve fleet safety. The tool is aimed mainly at SMEs although is also suitable for larger fleets.