Driving is one of the most dangerous activities that people do while at work. This results in a series of challenges for those who are responsible for managing drivers in the workplace both from an efficiency and health and safety perspective.
In addition to the safety considerations, many organisations are now looking at their fleet management as a way to meet sustainability targets and reduce their carbon footprint. There are numerous ways that a robust driver safety programme can support sustainability goals.
Here are 3 key links between driver safety and sustainability:
- Safe driving IS eco-driving. Accelerating and braking smoothly help to keep drivers safe, while using less fuel, decreasing emissions and causing less wear and tear on the vehicle.
- Lowering speed cuts crash risk, reduces crash severity AND reduces fuel use and emissions
- Dynamic route optimisation and smart scheduling helps to keep drivers moving safely and efficiently and can reduce mileage and idle time. Replacing in-person appointments with virtual meetings, or combining meetings into single trips, also reduces risk for employees, decreases travel costs and cuts emissions.
Find out how to implement a strong safety strategy with eDriving
eDriving is the primary driver safety partner of HSE Network and offers unparalleled support around effective driver safety management that also helps support sustainability goals. Our recent roundtable webinar from eDriving included discussions around various topics including sustainability and the challenges of safely managing fleets across different countries.