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ING launches new risk assist product to aid grey fleet safety

30 September 2008

ING Car Lease has revamped its well-established risk management product, Risk Assist, to improve driver involvement in safety programmes and lighten the burden of running such schemes for fleet managers.

The relaunch, which sees DriveTech joining Roadmarque and IDS as preferred ING suppliers, is also part of the leasing company’s strategy of helping fleet managers to reduce risk among ‘grey’ fleets - privately owned cars driven on business.

After an extensive market review, ING has brought together the three leading companies to provide a fully integrated and comprehensive driver risk management solution to businesses, adding many improvements to ING’s existing product ‘Risk Assist’. While Roadmarque will be providing online driver assessments and data gathering; DriveTech will be providing tailored driver training as well as advice on reducing fuel consumption. IDS are retained by ING to carry out driver licence checks via the DVLA.

Diarmuid Fahy, head of risk at ING Car Lease, said: “Risk Assist was specifically designed to provide solutions to fleet managers by guiding them through our risk management cycle, and by working with our three preferred partners we have improved our approach and can now provide an integrated, one-stop risk management solution. We were always aware of the fleet manager’s Achilles’ heel when it comes to safety - their ‘grey’ fleet - and this new approach goes a long way to address the issue of this hidden group of drivers which pose a significant risk to many businesses.”

The changes see drivers having access to their own secure mini-website where they can complete relevant forms online, store data, track mileage and participate in online interactive training courses with other drivers and trainers.