Fleet managers are uniquely skilled and positioned to raise liability issues, create and enforce policy, and take proactive steps to reduce corporate risk and improve company safety records.
Policies limiting company driver cell phone use and banning texting must be clearly defined and include specific consequences.
Fleet safety policy must arise from a fundamental corporate value. The most commonly cited factor in a successful fleet safety program is senior management leadership and commitment.
Recent National Safety Council figures reveal the alarming incidence of crashes caused by cell-phoning and texting drivers. Companies have begun to recognize the liability of such behaviors.
To effectively cut the rate of preventable accidents, fleet safety efforts require senior executive engagement in program development, funding allocation, communication, and leadership.
As part of continuing sustainability efforts, the global foods powerhouse is evaluating initial driver response to a pilot test of Ford and Toyota hybrids, the Subaru Forester PZEV, and the diesel-powered VW Jetta in its sales fleet.
Once a tedious manual process involving faxes, telephone calls, and e-mails, moving Siemens fleet vehicles around the country to new assignments is now almost entirely automated, thanks to a Web-based management system.
Most light- and medium-duty truck manufacturers have carried over 2009-MY product lines to 2010-MY with only minor changes and enhancements. The following provides an overview of major OEM product lineups in the coming model-year.
The all-new 2009 Ram is Dodge’s first entry into the largest and fastest-growing part of the market — Crew Cab. The new model offers more than 35 new or improved features, including a new 5.7L Hemi V-8.
A group of 43 fleet professionals tested the newest iteration of Audi’s mid-size sedan on the racetrack, against competitors, and in the hills of California’s Sonoma wine country.