It has potentially never been as important to understand and effectively manage the grey fleet – privately-owned or leased vehicles used for business purposes. From safeguarding staff and business liability, to cutting costs to maintaining the company’s green credentials, getting to grips with this grey area can have huge implications.
Since publishing our Driving Intelligence report, Managing the Grey Fleet, in 2016, the issues around tracking and controlling private vehicle use at work continue, especially given today’s increasing focus on meeting duty of care obligations and government support for Clean Air Zones and ULEVs.
There are a number of challenges associated with the grey fleet and organisations may be underplaying the potential risks. Employee safety, expense cost control and business reputation can all be compromised without robust and effective management controls. Many companies quite simply have no idea what cars their employees are driving or the associated costs.