Grey Fleet management is becoming one of the biggest obstacles to businesses. With more company drivers taking an allowance rather than having a company vehicle, many operators believe that the duty of care falls on the driver – this is not true.
The company has exactly the same responsibilities to the Grey Fleet as it does to the Company Fleet.
It is essential that all organisations can ensure and prove that the Grey Fleet vehicles are road-worthy and legally compliant. Additionally, they can ensure the drivers are eligible to drive these vehicles.
Grey Fleet management is one of the biggest risks for businesses. Many, including some of the biggest companies, do not recognise the risk or understand that the solution is so readily available.
Vigilant’s Fleet Software and Driver App will allow you to manage the Grey Fleet as easily as you manage the company vehicles and drivers, through our integrated Fleet Software and Driver App
Any vehicle that is used on company business but is not owned, hired or leased by the company. This includes employees who have opted for cash-for-car schemes, salary sacrifice drivers and employees using their own vehicle on company business.
There are an estimated 14 million Grey Fleet vehicles compared to just under 1 million company vehicles in 2019.
The average age of a Grey Fleet vehicle is 8 years compared to 2 years for company vehicles.
The most recent survey of over 250 Directors and 1,000 drivers showed that:
The CPS is dealing with numerous cases involving serious accidents and fatalities involving business drivers and it will be the Directors who will be facing any potential Corporate Manslaughter charges.
Exactly the same as their responsibilities to company drivers and vehicles. The procedures for ensuring compliance for Duty of Care can be even more stringent for Grey Fleet.
This covers the Employer’s responsibilities as laid down by Health & Safety legislation and the various Road Traffic Acts and regulations, to their own Employees and the general public.
Speak to one of our team about a demonstration of our Fleet Software and Driver App. This allows you to manage all aspects for Grey Fleet from driver licence checks to insurance coverage.