By Randy Shadley, CAFM
Did you know that 20% of a fleet’s vehicles will be involved in a crash each year?
That’s the number that most often appears when you do an Internet search on “average crash rate for fleet vehicles.” So, how do your numbers compare? Unless you are far below that average (think 10% or less), you know you could make a huge improvement for your organization. If only your management would let you spend a little money you could save a lot (of money, productivity, even lives!). But how do you get them to loosen the purse strings? Today’s column focuses on just that.
A frustrating reality of the fleet safety industry is that it can be difficult to determine how many lives were saved, injuries were prevented, or budgets were spared as a direct result of your actions. I mean, how can you prove that a crash did not happen just because of the policies and procedures you implemented? Sound impossible?