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New fleet solution brings ‘speedier and far more reliable’ risk management

A new driver risk management solution has launched to help bring “speedier and far more reliable” risk management for car and van fleet operators compared to online driver assessments.

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The new tool provides a clear report demonstrating a driver’s exposure/attitude to risk

Developed by transport logistics recruitment agency Drive Hire as the latest addition to its portfolio of risk management services, the DriveWise profiler is a proactive tool that enables fleet managers to fully understand the relative risk exposure of each of their drivers – and to take action to address those risks.

“DriveWise uses information mainly provided by the customer from licence checking information, previous incidents, telematics, mileage and any other company-specific data,” explained David Slack, Driver Hire’s commercial director. “It then interprets the data and prepares a clear report demonstrating a driver’s exposure or attitude to risk, without the need for a lengthy practical assessment process. In short it provides customers with an ethical driver risk profile based on fact on fact not opinion.”

Using this data, DriveWise then offers one-to-one in-vehicle coaching.

“Our coaches receive the driver report prior to the session,” said Slack. “An ongoing driver improvement plan is then drawn up to be used in either a full or half-day session followed up by an ongoing personal driver improvement plan. We’re also offering group workshops covering subjects that aren’t suited to in-vehicle coaching, such as driver fatigue, mobile phone use and driving in extreme weather. We firmly believe that DriveWise has the potential to improve road safety, reduce incidents and maximise return on investment for each of your drivers.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.