Fleet managers around the world can now access Global Fleet Champions guidance on driving safely in poor weather conditions.
Driving in adverse weather conditions: Guidance for fleet managers helps fleet operators understand the risks posed by wind and rain, technologies to predict when weather may turn, and how to prepare drivers and their vehicles when journeys in poor conditions are unavoidable.
The report, sponsored by MiX Telematics, is based on a webinar delivered by Global Fleet Champions in January 2020 that featured input from experts in the fields of fleet safety and meteorology.
Mark Hoekzema, chief meteorologist at Earth Networks, advises fleet managers on planning for journeys where adverse conditions may be a risk, while Richard Leonard, former head of road safety at Highways England, discusses the challenges that different conditions can pose.
The report also features advice from Fleet Safety Management’s Andy Price on preparing vehicles to be safe in all weather conditions, and Jonathan Bates, Executive Vice President – Marketing at MiX Telematics provides guidance on checking before travelling in poor weather.
Scott Williams, head of programme delivery at Brake, the road safety charity, said: “Global Fleet Champions guidance offers best-practice advice and examples from industry leaders to help fleet organisations safely manage their journeys.
“As the weather grows colder in the UK and other countries around the world, it’s vitally important that fleet managers know how to prepare their fleets for safely operating in all conditions. Weather can be unpredictable and can change quickly. When it does, the risk of a serious collision occurring substantially increases. Fleet organisations need effective policies and procedures to ensure that when their drivers do need to travel in bad weather, they are as safe as possible.”
Jonathan Bates said: “Technology can play a major part in helping fleets make sure their vehicles are being correctly checked and maintained.”