Driving for Better Business ("DfBB") has just launched its new Grey Fleet Review. It is the first of what will be a series of in-depth reviews into topics that can have a significant effect on both the risk profile and the operational costs of any organisation.
Delivering fresh analysis of the disadvantages – as well as some of the advantages – of privately-owned cars being used for work in the public and private sectors, the Review is an invaluable guide for leaders, fleet managers, drivers and policy-makers.
In the Grey Fleet Review, Driving for Better Business:
Examines viable grey fleet alternatives including the latest ‘mobility’ policies,
Exposes the cost of grey fleet to the environment and to businesses’ bottom line,
Reports on how grey fleet drivers often ignore basic vehicle safety checks,
Reveals how organisations have slashed costs by ditching grey fleet, and
Explains why grey fleet can be bad for employers and employees.
There is no doubt that grey fleet has a role to play in keeping the wheels of industry and the public sector turning. But, as we show, this comes at a cost. Is grey fleet still a viable solution or should we be looking to replace it in the 21st century? John Pryor, Chair of ACFO and Stephen Briers, Editor-in-Chief at Fleet News, give their views.
The Review outlines duty-of-care and liability dangers for organisations running grey fleet vehicles without proper policies and checks in place – and how employees can be caught out financially if they fail to do the sums.
Here are some of the featured articles:
On a Wing and a Prayer - Research shows that grey fleet drivers across Europe are not undertaking basic vehicle maintenance.
Out of Control - Companies are losing essential controls for monitoring safety, emissions and compliance.
Why your true grey fleet may be bigger than you think - Many businesses with active grey fleets simply do not realise the level of responsibility they have.
How do DfBB Champions manage Grey Fleet? - Examples of how a selection of our Driving for Better Business Champions manage their grey fleet.