Grey fleet safety

// Guidance for fleet managers on grey fleets (privately-owned cars used on business). Managing the grey fleet is a key safety issue fleet managers need to address. In the UK, employee-owned cars used for business are nearly seven years old, on average, and therefore do not benefit from the latest safety technology. This compares unfavourably with company cars which leave service on average after four years. Research by road safety charity Brake, has found that even among companies that subscribe to its Fleet Safety Forum, nearly one in three (32%) report their policies on vehicle checks and maintenance do not extend to grey fleet vehicles. At Fleetdrive we offer useful guidance documents and provide advice to help managers reduce risks associated with grey fleet drivers. We highlight the importance of providing alternatives to grey fleet use in the first instance, and if drivers do…