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Drive & Survive launches risk management tool to flush out hidden “grey fleet” drivers

28 July 2009

One of the UK’s leading providers of Driver Risk Management (DRM) solutions, Drive & Survive has today 21 July, launched a new online programme, to offer businesses a simple and cost effective solution to managing the so called ‘grey fleet’.

Any employee of a company that uses a privately owned or hired vehicle for business use is part of a company’s grey fleet. It’s estimated that more than half of all public sector miles are ‘grey fleet’ journeys. If not managed properly, businesses could suffer the legal and financial effects of failing to manage the grey fleet to the same standards as other company cars and expose their employees to health and safety breaches.

“Few companies with ‘grey fleets’ understand the potential consequences if a privately-owned car being driven for business is involved in a crash. As well as the driver being questioned, the company could face investigation into their at-work driving management policies and procedures,” said Drive & Survive Managing Director Seb Goldin.

“The Grey Fleet is notoriously difficult to quantify. We’ve developed Grey Track to help make the management of this previously complicated fleet sector, into a process that’s simple, quick to implement, economical, and ensures a company fulfils its employer duty of care obligations,” he said.

All information is stored in a secure database that can be accessed and updated by the individual driver. Automatic email reminders are issued to drivers when renewals for vehicle insurance, MOT, tax are due. Companies can also access this information to track the status of each driver, in addition to the regular management of information provided by Drive & Survive.

For more information on Drive & Survive’s Grey Track programme, visit www.drivesurvive.co.uk, or contact enquiries@drivesurvive.co.uk or 0870 128 6500.

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