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Fleet Management is not about vehicles 

We are focused on Leadership, Cross-sector Dialog, and Standards-based Solutions

At Fleet Forum, we recognize that the way in which economics, the environment, and transport-related deaths come together are at the very heart of effective transport operations. With this as a foundation, Fleet Forum has emerged as a dynamic forum and gathering place for organisations with the ideas, resources, and influence to discuss road safety practice and policy and to draw attention to the critical issues that road safety, transport, and fleet management issues present to our world.

By taking a convening role as a gathering place for those who work within transport, we believe that we can increase economic efficiency while protecting people and the planet. In our role as an effective resource for training and consulting on road safety and fleet management, Fleet Forum presents standards-based solutions that will decrease fatalities associated with the transport activities of the aid and development sectors and commercial transport operators, and will help engender efficient and effective fleet operations.

Road safety | key facts:

  • Each year 1.3 million people are killed in road traffic accidents.

  • Nearly half of those dying on the world’s roads are “vulnerable road users”: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

  • Between 20-50 million people are injured with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury.

  • Traffic-related fatalities are the greatest killer of youth aged 5 to 29 on the planet.

  • Time spent on the road is the most dangerous part of a humanitarian worker’s job, and more humanitarian workers are injured or killed in vehicle-related incidents than by any other means.

  • 90% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately 54% of the world's vehicles.

  • Safe and efficient transport is the backbone of all humanitarian aid, but the link between well-managed transport capacity and cost effective programme delivery is not always well understood. 

Standards-based solutions:

Typical of the standards-based solutions and resources being cultivated by Fleet Forum, the Fleet Safety Guide (link) is being used in trainings and was created in cooperation with humanitarian organisations, corporate organisations, and donors. The Fleet Safety Guide is a toolkit used in trainings with fleet managers and drivers. The Guide is a hands-on document that uses a step-by-step approach to implementing a road safety management system.

Fleet Forum has found that training fleet managers is the most effective way to implement safety in an organisation. The training materials have been recognized by external organisations for their quality, and they are generating expanded support from funding organisations. The Guide is the foundational resource for training and equipping organisations for more efficient and effective fleet management, and the development of additional tools is underway.

Effective fleet management means green efficiencies:

In many ways a good fleet safety management system promotes cost efficiency.

This includes: 

  • Lower fleet operating costs

  • Reduction in incident losses

  • Reduced insurance costs

  • More effective vehicle use

  • Greater built-in compliance with legal requirements

Promoting a culture of safety within an organisation also improves staff morale, which in turn encourages the regular practice of cost-saving safety procedures. 

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