Employer group releases guide on promoting fleet safety

Vienna, VA – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has published a 61-page guide to help organizations promote safety within their fleets of light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

The free publication – NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety – includes examples of cell phone policies, alcohol and drug policies, and driver requirement policies, as well as guidance on managing driver fatigue and making checklists for vehicle inspections.

The document could serve as a primer for companies developing road safety programs, NETS states. Employers also can use the guide as an audit tool or as a template to compare fleet safety programs.

“The Guide provides an excellent starting point for companies and organizations of all sizes with all types of fleets wanting to put in place a road safety program for their operations,” said Mike Watson, the global road safety manager at Shell International Petroleum Co. and a member of NETS’ Board of Directors. “The Guide also serves as a tool for fleet safety managers to compare their existing programs to those of leading employers in road safety.”