The steps EVP Solutions are taking to ensure your fleet is safe and environmentally-friendly
Fleet safety is of the utmost importance for any company or organisation operating a large number of vehicles for their employees and customers. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your fleet is managed in a safe manner but also environmentally concerned, for the well being of your company and reputation too.
At EVP Solutions we take pride in delivering an expert fleet management consultancy service – we believe in the benefits of electric vehicles and eco friendly fleets. So here are our top steps that we take with each of our clients to ensure their fleet is safe and environmentally-friendly.
Manage road risk with technology
Keeping your fleet out of harm’s way is our utmost priority, that’s why At EVP, we use a predictive fleet analytics system that measures your fleet’s data. Fleet Analytics does more than just make the complicated easier to understand. It also aids the fleet’s strategic orientation by assisting in the identification of opportunities both locally and worldwide. To obtain maximum economic advantage, Fleet Analytics enables the deconstruction of the supply chain.
Fleet Analytics achieves this in four simple steps: Firstly, after the initial consultation, we connect the data from internal and external systems in a variety of formats. Following this we transform the data through cleansing, classification and categorisation which allows us to combine the data to create meaningful links within the dataset. Finally, we publish analytics to allow discovery and insight – this allows us to tweak the fleet strategy where necessary.
Driver mental health and wellbeing
Recent surveys and studies show that more and more drivers are struggling with mental and physical wellbeing across a range of companies. Safe systems for fleet managers and drivers are a must-have in any fleet operation to ensure that drivers needs are being met at the forefront.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers ensure the health and safety of employees at work to the greatest extent possible. This involves doing everything necessary to keep them safe while they’re at work or doing work-related activities like driving and delivering. Fleet managers must adhere to the requirements set forth in the Road Traffic Act and the Road Vehicles Regulations, which are both enforced by the police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Incident reporting and investigation
Any fleet’s plan for managing work-related road risk must include comprehensive incident reporting and investigation procedures. Failure to investigate an incident involving one of your drivers may result in not only a tarnished reputation but also a missed opportunity to learn what went wrong and put in place steps to help prevent future collisions.
Responsible fleets like those managed by EVP have detailed, well-practised protocols in place to review any mishap involving their drivers and apply what they’ve learned to make their journeys safer.
The methods towards a successful vehicle inspection are important – fleet management companies need to make sure they abide by the following to ensure that regular vehicle inspection is maintained to an impeccable standard:
Inspections ensure that your vehicles are not only safe for your employees, but also for other motorists, saving you money and time.
Routine inspections can also decrease your driver’s and your company’s liability by lowering the expense of potential fines at roadside checks.
Accidents and negligence
In the event of an accident, a case for negligence could be costly if there is no documented proof that inspections were performed properly and completely.
Regular inspections can help extend the estimated life of your fleet cars, which increases residual values and cuts replacement costs.
How EVP can help your fleet
Our fleet plan is implemented by analysing your current fleet and developing a roadmap that outlines the measures to be taken and the associated costs. Technology and product lines are constantly changing in this industry, and our market knowledge can help you make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes. Find out more about how we can help with your fleet strategy.
Our guide on how to be more eco-friendly as a business offers an insight into ways companies can adapt to the demanding climate, and keep a solid reputation. Another way in which we contribute to this ethos is through the electrification of our client’s fleets. If you want to find out more about electric vehicles, why not read our guide on choosing your first electric vehicle.