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Driving licence message still being ignored

9 March 2011

Some fleets are still ignoring evidence that licence checking and other risk management steps can reduce company car and van running costs, says fleet management software market leader CFC Solutions.

The company says that there is still resistance from employers who view licence checking and the adoption of a company-wide fleet risk management policy as an administrative and cost burden that they cannot afford in tough economic times.

Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC Solutions, said, “Almost all major fleets have adopted a responsible safety attitude to their fleet and have a written risk management policy that meets health and safety requirements. They recognise the benefits that this brings in terms of reducing accidents and, ultimately, cost.

“However, we still come across some small and medium sized companies who simply will not acknowledge the issue. They just won’t accept that they have an active safety responsibility towards their fleet in a legal or ethical sense.”

He added that the fleet industry as a whole could only tackle this situation by explaining the cost effective nature of effective, structured risk management.

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