9 Steps to Better Driver Behaviour in Fleet Management (Part 1)

9 Steps to Better Driver Behaviour in Fleet Management (Part 1)

Step 1: Analyze current fleet management performance

Analyze current performance data from your FleetManager Web software and choose the start point from which to improve.

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Step 2: Set targets

Give drivers a clear idea of where their driving performance should be by setting series of minimum standards for fuel consumption, speeding, harsh steering, sudden braking, revving and idling in fleet management system. Benchmarking against industry peers or indeed across the fleet, will ensure targets are realistic and that performance meets predefined standards.

Step 3: Share your plans with management

Get approval from both drivers and management and outline what you hope to improve, by when. Leadership, is an important factor in changing behavior, with managers and drivers alike. Analyze fleet management application data, identify where incentives can be given, through healthy competition/or rewards, demonstrating how financial incentives can be self-funding.

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Step 4: Share your plans with drivers

Involve drivers in early discussions and be transparent to ensure clarity. It is vital that any driver performance scheme is implemented in a positive way and not seen as something to punish your drivers with while using fleet management system.

Step 5: Identify the problem drivers

Contract current vs target performance figures across your whole fleet to draw a league table to identify the best and poorest performing drivers. Publishing this can be a powerful message.

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Check out the second part of the article here.