Total product gives fleets "better control" in managing grey fleet
The product will ensure that fleets keep track and properly manage the most important difficulties faced when running a grey fleet, such as: keeping track of service records, MOTs, checking insurance for “Business Use” insurance policies and tracking the amount of business driving undertaken.
Total will also manage all aspects of grey fleet driver’s accidents, keep them mobile in a hire car and ensure their vehicle is repaired quickly, cost effectively and to the highest of standards.
Everything about the new product, called “Total DriveSecure”, aims to ensure both car and driver comply with the law while the company meets its Duty of Care requirements.
Total, who is working in conjunction with fleet management company, TR Fleet, to develop the product is aiming its new service at corporate, public utilities and SMEs who employ tens of thousands of employees using their own car on company business.
Penny Stoolman (Inset), managing director of Total Accident Management, said: ‘Working with TR Fleet means we can offer customers the complete package, helping companies support their internal fleet of grey fleet drivers.’
Julie Boyd, managing director of TR Fleet and chairman of the Midland Region of ACFO, commented: ‘Effectively and efficiently managing the grey fleet continues to be an administrative nightmare for employers with many walking a health and safety tightrope.’
Research conducted by Sewells in 2010 found that almost a third of companies allow their employees to drive more than 7,000 miles a year on business using their own vehicles, with the average employee being paid almost £3,500 per year in mileage reimbursement costs.