How do you manage your fleet?

Whether your company has two vans or 100 HGV’s, the way you manage your fleet can and will have a massive impact on the cost of your insurance. Fleet insurance costs can be detrimental to a business and with costs slowly increasing, are you thinking about ways to improve?

Over the last few years there have been a number of tools becoming popular for fleet users.

Dash cameras have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, but are they really beneficial to you?

Before you go out and purchase a hundred cameras, the key is actually looking at your current claims record and marrying that up with the type of locations, times and frequency of where your vehicles are heading.

It is important that if you are choosing to invest financially in a product to reduce claims that you choose a tool that will be most beneficial to you. Cameras can be extremely helpful when it comes to defending a claim in court but is it relevant to your business? If your vehicles are regularly driving along motorways and in and out of cities and towns, cameras may be a great option. However, if you are a haulier or courier that is making quick, short trips in and out of public car parks, your claims experience may show that the majority of claims are clipping and scraping unattended parked vehicles. In this case, it is unlikely that a dash cam could help with this. What you should be thinking about are parking sensors.

As your business advisers and specialists in the motor industry, it is crucial that we work with our clients to analyse your claims to establish a positive way to move forward. Whether that be dash cameras or parking sensors or even additional driver training.

We regularly work with our clients to put together a tailored risk management plan to move forward in a positive way.

  • How often do you shadow your drivers?
  • When did your drivers last do an online driving assessment?
  • How do you keep up to date with checking driving licences?
  • Do you run a driver performance scheme?
  • Do your drivers understand the importance of how claims can affect your business?
  • How do you report claims?
  • Are drivers aware of the information that they need to collect following a claim?

To review your current procedures and for a full claims analysis please get in touch to discuss where we can add value. We are here to act as your business advisers, not just for insurance but risk management, health and safety and HR with the ultimate aim of reducing your insurance costs and improving performance.

If you claim less, you pay less.

By Leah KendallAccount Executive 

 

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