Fleet service launched for drivers

Grosvenor Contracts has launched an advisory service for fleet operators to help them keep company drivers updated with information ranging from road safety to eco-motoring.

Called Driver-Link, the service offers regular advice and support to drivers of company vehicles.

The service is also offered to the drivers using their own car for business use.

Company drivers will be sent a vast array of information and key aspects related to being an 'at-work' driver. It includes subjects such as vehicle checks, safe driving, fuel efficient driving, avoiding small knocks and scrapes, journey planning, the use of in-vehicle technology, taking your car abroad and so on.

The initiative comes after the latest spot-check survey conducted by the RAC found that 36% of fleet vehicles failed a tyre inspection and 20% had faulty lights - issues that could be critical in an accident situation and may lead to prosecution of companies to which these vehicles belong.

Nicola Johnson, customer services director at Grosvenor Contracts, said "Drivers play such an important role in the smooth, efficient and cost-effective running of a vehicle fleet that we launched Driver-Link as an on-going educational, information and advisory service to help fleet operators."

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