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Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicles and Trailers are maintained and inspected by the agreed maintenance provider at regular intervals as per agreement with VOSA, this will be specified on the licence.
Digital and Analogue Tachograph units are inspected and calibrated as per due date
Safety Inspections
Daily Defect checks by drivers
Maintenance Wall Planner

Vehicle Records

It is a VOSA requirement for the CPC holder to keep up to date vehicle records on all powered vehicles, trailers, and containers.

Ensuring all paperwork to vehicles and trailers are filed and kept accordingly to VOSA rules and regs
Paper work is checked and signed off.
Maintenence Wall Planner in force for all vehicles
Operators and Drivers complete required paperwork accurately and have the correct form of paperwork.
Daily Defect Sheet completeing, reporting, matching and signing off.

Driving licence checks

It is the company or operator who is responsible for ensuring that the drivers of their vehicles hold the required licence. DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) expect licences to be checked every six months. A simple visual check will not expose the increased number of drivers who are passing fake or revoked licences leaving the company exposed to the dangers of their vehicle being uninsured and liable for the full cost of any accident and potential claim of hundreds of thousands if personal injury claims are involved

Driver Profiling

Driver profiling identifies high risk drivers by assessing their perception of risk and attitude towards regulations such as speed limits etc. Profiling can be used as part of the recruitment process and risk policy such as post accident debrief and assessment.

Vehicle tracking

Tracking systems  are increasingly common place as the costs have reduced. They provide information on the location and routes vehicles have taken enabling them to be used to monitor speed amongst other things. Tracking is also very useful in refuting third party insurance claims.

On Board vehicle Monitoring

Vehicle monitoring systems which monitor fuel consumption and the driver behaviour, including the things which affect it such as engine idling, harsh braking, fast cornering etc.  In addition  monitoring such events can improve driver behaviour and has a positive effect on accident rates and the wear and tear on vehicles.

Fuel Bulking controls 

Monitoring and managing fuel consumption is not a lot of use if fuel is being stolen. Fuel bulking control ensures that the fuel bought is put into the company vehicles

Forward facing cameras 

Forward facing cameras see what the driver sees. The camera operates continually recording to a buffer which is over written unless an event occurred such as harsh braking, cornering of impact when the recording  is saved to a memory card. The period of time held on the buffer which can be varied, normally 20 to 30 sec is sufficient. Forward facing cameras are used in conjunction with trackers and are the ultimate tools in addressing the problem of claims against your driver for no fault accidents. They are also useful in improving the driving standards, as you can see what the driver sees and you can view the reasons for harsh braking events.

Remapping

Remapping remaps (changes the settings) the ECU ( Electronic control Unit- the computer which controls the engine).  The manufacturers setting are a complex set of setting made for the mass markets for which they are designed . From example settings will  enable it to work at a temperature of 50 degrees  but also at minus 30. The flexibility comes at a price.  A van in the UK does not need this flexibility as it is never going to be exposed to the extreme temperatures. Remapping improves fuel efficiency by changing the settings to what is required. Improvements of between 8 and 10 percent are commonly achieved. By limiting speed and acceleration but retaining the torque at the bottom end there is no affect on the load pulling ability of the vehicles etc

What can you expect from a fleet management programme

A 15% saving in fuel cost plus and 5% reduction in insurance costs has been achieved from an “unmanaged” system. More realistic  and what we recommend clients use for cost benefit analysis is 8% to 10% saving on fuel and to hold the insure premiums at current levels as opposed to the 20% increases which are the industry norm.

How we help 

You benefit from our expertise in selecting the right product and supplier.  You will have a project manager to coordinate the process who has worked

  • with the supplier before
  • suppliers who have worked together with products which are compatible

Why we use associates

Your assured of the best product for your needs, supplied by experts . Our associates have been chosen because of what they have done for previous clients and their ability to work together to deliver the results you require.

For more information on Fleet Management and how we can provide a tailored service to suits your needs contact us here or call  07950 357089.