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Fleet Vehicles Safety Manual Program


Fleet Vehicles Safety Manual Program

Table of Contents

  1. Responsibilities
  2. Vehicle operator responsibilities
  3. Driver selection
  4. Accident investigation
  5. Vehicle accident review
  6. Defensive driving policy
  7. Defensive driving procedures
  8. Fog
  9. Rain
  10. Ice
  11. Night driving

Fleet Vehicles Safety Manual Program

Chapter Section

The driver is responsible for checking the safety and general condition of the vehicle , including gas, oil, and other fluid levels, lights, and brakes. With the assistance of the Safety/loss Control Officer, supervisors will furnish vehicles with inspection checklists. If there is something wrong with the vehicle, which may affect safety, repairs will be made before use.

  1. Vehicle Abuse. No employee will use a vehicle or equipment for any purpose for which it was not designed, operate it beyond its designed limits, operate it in areas or locations for which it was not designed, or cause damage through neglect, misuse, improper driving techniques, or improper handling.
  2. Transporting Employees in Your Company Name Vehicles No more than (Enter Answer Here) employees will ride in the front seat or cab of a vehicle. Each position will be equipped with a seat belt, and each person will use the seat belt provided. No employee will be authorized to ride or work from the bed or rear of a vehicle while it is in motion.
  3. Traffic Laws Employees will adhere to all traffic laws and regulations when operating Your Company Name vehicles. An employee will at all times operate Your Company Name vehicles in such a manner as to avoid injury to persons or damage to property. 4. Unauthorized Use of Vehicles Your Company Name vehicles are to be used for Your Company Name business only. Persons found using Your Company Name vehicles for their personal errands may be subject to disciplinary action.
  4. Operation and Occupancy of Entity Vehicle by Unauthorized Persons Employees will not permit unauthorized employees or non-employees of Your Company Name to ride in (Enter Entity Name ere) vehicles, except when such persons are conveyed in the performance of duty, or authorized to ride by supervisory staff.
  5. Parking Vehicles All employees will park their vehicles in a legal and proper manner. Employees will remove the keys and lock the vehicles, except when specifically instructed otherwise. Employees will not park on the wrong side of a street or highway, unless it is mandatory to park in such a location to perform a job. All signs, cones, lights, and warning devices as required by law will be used when vehicles are parked or in use in a public travel lane. Employees will use all safety brakes, lockout devices, and other parking safety methods when parking equipment.
  6. Use of Personal Vehicles for Your Company Name Business Supervisors will identify and authorize those employees who are required, as part of their normal job duties to use their personal vehicle to conduct Your Company Name business. The employee’s own insurance policy is the primary coverage and, therefore, Your Company Name will not be responsible for any claims that arise out of any motor vehicle accident that the employee is involved while operating their personal vehicle. The mileage reimbursement the employee receives is intended to fully cover all costs of the operation of the employee’s personal vehicle including but not limited to fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc.
  7. Transporting Equipment Employees using Your Company Name vehicles will exercise caution when transporting equipment, packages or other materials in the driver/passenger compartment that would became flying projectiles in the event of an accident. Such items as briefcases, laptop computers, tools, etc. need to be transported in the trunk of passenger vehicles. Pickups, whether standard cab or extended, should have secured storage capabilities in the bed of the vehicle such as tool storage or camper shells if they are used with any regularity in the transport of items that could injure the driver or passenger(s) in the event of an accident. Vans used in the regular transport of such items should have screen type barriers between such cargo and the driver/passenger compartment. It is always important to keep the driver/passenger as free as possible of objects that could distract their attention or could cause from unexpected movement.