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Alphabet offers new help to tackle ‘grey’ fleet management

8 May 2009

Fleet funding company Alphabet has launched a free package designed to help employers to stay focused on safety in spite of the recession.

The package includes a management briefing on ‘grey’ fleet drivers - staff who use their own cars for company business - as well as a tool kit comprising customisable templates for a generic company car policy, driver declarations, a business driving permit and an employee travel survey. Organisations can order copies by calling Alphabet on 0870 50 50 181.

Alphabet director Mark Sinclair said: “Grey fleet really is a grey area for many companies. They recognise that it is a potentially very serious matter but find it difficult to know where to begin to address it, especially when there are so many other pressures competing for management’s attention at the moment.

“We are not billing this package as a complete solution. But, especially for SMEs, we see it as a useful starting point on the road to understanding, measuring and managing the costs and safety implications of using private cars on business.”

Alphabet’s free management briefing, entitled Managing Grey Fleet Travel, gives an overview of the subject, from the financial and legal impacts of relying on owner-driven cars to steps that employers can take to quantify and control their exposure to unnecessary costs and risks.