Fleet risk management is a more serious undertaking than many people realise. According to New Zealand law, anyone whose actions or decisions affect road transport operations is a part of the “transport chain of responsibility”.
The chain includes the people who consign goods, packs and/or loads them, drives the vehicle that transports them, plans their pick up or delivery, dispatches the vehicle used, or receives goods. It can also include third parties who have any influence over the transportation of these goods, including customers and company directors.
SharpDrive is the economical, effective way for companies to fulfill their duty of care to employees, ensuring that they understand the hazards associated with the entire transportation chain, their responsibilities to the company, themselves and others within the chain, and are up-to-date with their training. It’s also a great way to improve fleet safety — and reduce company costs at the same time.
For more information on the fleet risk management, fleet safety and the chain of responsibility, visit New Zealand Road Transport Agency’s website.