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Six Key Steps When You Are Required to Pull Driving Privileges


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Release date: 5/8/2019

Kathy Wellik, CAFM: Six Key Steps When You Are Required to Pull Driving Privileges
 

Pulling driving privileges from fleet drivers is not one of the more exciting duties of a fleet manager, but it is an absolute necessity at times. When drivers are not driving safely or have bad driving habits, it puts your employees, other drivers on the road, and your company or organization at extreme risk. When evaluating if you should suspend driving privileges from a driver, it is important that you collaborate with other departments in your organization or institution such as Risk Management, Human Resources, and Legal.

Here are six steps to follow if you need to suspend a driver’s driving privileges:

  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) MUST be in place, vetted, and approved by all departments of concern.
  • Next is educating and sharing the SOPs with all members that will be operating fleet vehicles, as well as with the supervisors responsible for those drivers.
  • Keep accurate records on drivers. Running motor vehicle record (MVR) checks before granting privileges and routinely once a year is important to determine your drivers’ driving habits. When driving complaints are received, document, document, document any information you have on the complaint, actions taken, and the driver’s response.

Full article available in current issue of FLEETSolutions magazine: https://www.nafa.org/Publications/FLEETSolutions.aspx