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Improving Fleet Safety: Current Approaches and Best Practice Guidelines
  • Publication no: AP-R321-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-62-3
  • Published: 10 July 2008
The aims of this study were to a undertake a review and evaluation of the safety practices including, but not limited to, purchasing, safety programs, driver training and safety monitoring used by enterprises using vehicles for commercial purposes. This covers vehicles ranging from passenger cars, to light commercial vehicles through to heavy vehicles; and develop best practice safety guidelines for enterprises and fleet managers including developing guidance material to assist fleet operators manage the transition to best practice. This report is accompanied by Improving Fleet Safety - Guidance Material for Moving Towards Best practice . Both reports were prepared by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland as part of Austroads project SS1026 Review of Safety Practices Used by Commercial Vehicle Purchasers.
  • AP-R321-08 Improving Fleet Safety – Current Approaches and Best Practice Guidelines
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Purpose of the project
    • 1.3. Structure of this report
  • 2. METHODS
    • 2.1. Relevance to small fleets
  • 1: CURRENT APPROACHES
  • 3. ORGANISATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN LIGHT VEHICLE FLEETS
    • 3.1. Responsibilities of the organisation
    • 3.2. The current situation
    • 3.3. Best practice in organisational responsibility
  • 4. DRIVER RESPONSIBILITIES IN LIGHT VEHICLE FLEETS
  • 5. VEHICLE MANAGEMENT IN LIGHT VEHICLE FLEETS
    • 5.1. Vehicle selection and acquisition
    • 5.2. Options and retrofitting
    • 5.3. Maintenance
    • 5.4. Disposal
  • 6. DRIVER MANAGEMENT IN LIGHT VEHICLE FLEETS
    • 6.1. Driver selection and induction
    • 6.2. Driver education and training
    • 6.3. Driver monitoring
    • 6.4. Task management
  • 7. ORGANISATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN HEAVY VEHICLE FLEETS
    • 7.1. Responsibilities of the organisation
    • 7.2. The current situation
    • 7.3. Best practice in organisational responsibility in heavy vehicle fleets
  • 8. DRIVER RESPONSIBILITIES IN HEAVY VEHICLE FLEETS
  • 9. VEHICLE MANAGEMENT IN HEAVY VEHICLE FLEETS
    • 9.1. Vehicle selection and acquisition
    • 9.2. Options and retrofitting
    • 9.3. Maintenance
  • 10. DRIVER MANAGEMENT IN HEAVY VEHICLE FLEETS
    • 10.1. Driver selection and induction
    • 10.2. Driver education and training
    • 10.3. Driver monitoring
  • 10.4 Task management
  • 11.1. What is best practice?
  • 11.2. Government responsibility
  • 11.3. Structure of the Guidelines
  • 12.1. Company and organisational responsibilities
  • 12.2. Driver responsibilities
  • 12.3. Vehicle management
  • 12.4. Driver management
  • 13.1. Company and organisational responsibilities
  • 13.2. Driver responsibilities
  • 13.3. Vehicle management
  • 13.4. Driver management