A recent article by Automotive Fleet News (click here) summarized a survey of fleet managers to determine their most pressing concerns. From that article:
Driver safety remained the top concern over cost-savings goals and workforce productivity for the second year in a row in the survey, which was conducted at the 2014 NAFA Institute and Expo.
In the survey, 35 percent of fleet managers identified driver safety as their top concern, while 27 percent said cost-savings goals was at the top of their list. Workforce productivity is the top concern for 22 percent of respondents.
While corporate fleet managers are prioritizing driver safety, their corporate bosses often place the highest value on cost savings. This later concern is the top priority of C-suite executives, 62 percent of fleet managers surveyed said.
Clearly, those programs that can be implemented which cut costs and increase safety will be a winning combination for most fleets. Additionally, those programs that are easy to implement and maintain will translate data into clear actions and interventions which put drivers on the right road to safety.