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Free app gets company car drivers back on the road safely

12 June 2020

Driving for Better Business has launched a free driver app to help fleet operators manage the safe return of furloughed staff who normally drive for work, and their unused vehicles, following the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown.

It has been created to support a national campaign asking drivers if they are #ReadyfortheRoad? coordinated by the National Roads Policing Operations and Intelligence group.

The Driving for Better Business ‘Ready for the Road?’ package, created by fleet software specialist FleetCheck and including a detailed 20-point checklist devised by Mercedes-Benz Vans, will take drivers through the process of ensuring their car or van is fully roadworthy after being left unused for weeks or months, as well as showing them how to sanitise the vehicle effectively.

Features include:

  • Cloud-based manager dashboard to monitor compliance
  • Elimination of paper checklists with associated chasing and filing
  • Thorough digital safety check for mothballed vehicles including photographic evidence of defects or damage
  • ‘Fit to drive’ driver declaration including COVID-19 symptoms
  • Essential driver support information
  • Daily vehicle sanitisation checklist
  • Robust audit trail of all legally required actions
  • Push messaging to reinforce safety messages and driving for work policy

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