How Can Fleet Managers Get Drivers to Take Better Care of their Vehicles?

For many companies fleet vehicles are the literal engine that keeps things going. Fleet managers rely on company drivers to take care of their vehicles so they can get to job sites or customer appointments, do the job efficiently when they get there, and look good doing it.

There is no guarantee, however, that employee drivers will operate their vehicles properly both by maintaining the vehicle under the hood and in the cabin in a way that benefits the company’s image and the bottom line.

An April 2016 Automotive Fleet article examined what could be done to encourage drivers to take better care of their vehicles. ARI’s Romy Bria, director of fleet management, emphasized that driver training is critical. “New drivers should be given training when they join the company and all drivers should have ongoing training to ensure that they understand company fleet policies, procedures and driver expectations.”

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