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                  Fleet Management:

                Having a Good Driving
          Safety Policy in Your County
                   Presented By: Ron R. Shuffield
                   Texas Association of Counties




         Fleet Management

Objectives:

  −Define Fleet Management
  −Identify Responsibilities
  −Stress Vehicle Safety
  −Define The Vehicle Safety Program




         Fleet Management


• What is Fleet Management?
  −A system designed to manage an
   entity’s vehicle fleet through a variety
   of __________ and reduction of
   _________ rates by establishing a
   company standard for _____ driving.




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         Fleet Management
• Components:
  −Operations (purchase, transfer of risk
   [insurance], function, preventative
   maintenance & repairs)
  −Driver ___________
  −S______
  −T_________




       Operational Functions

• Law Enforcement
• Juvenile Probation
• Road and Bridge
• Maintenance




         Fleet Management

Why have a safety policy in the
 management of your fleet?


To Establish A Safety C______




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             Responsibility
 Management:

  − Develop a Policy and Give Guidance
  − Delegate R____________
  − Establish Driver Training
  − Communicate with Supervisors and
    Employees
  − S_________ the Program




             Responsibility:
 Supervisor:
  −Observe Employee Driving Habits
  −Build the Safety Culture
  −Train Employees
  −Coach Employees To Improve Skills
  −Reduce and/or prevent L_____




             Responsibility
 Employee:
  −Know Management Expectations
  −Attend Driver Safety Training
  −Establish Safe Driving Behaviors
  −Emphasize Safe Driving Behaviors
  −Know D___________ Behaviors




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       Top Ten Unsafe Driving
              Practices
• 10-Unsafe passing, primarily passing with
  insufficient headway
• 9-Unsafe turning, primarily turning with
  insufficient headway
• 8-Driving in the "no zones" (left rear quarter,
  right front quarter, and directly behind)
• 7- Changing lanes abruptly in front of a
  vehicle




                Top Ten List

• 6-Failure to slow down in response to
  environmental conditions (e.g., fog, rain,
  smoke, bright sun)
• 5-Following too closely
• 4-Unsafe speed (e.g., approaching too fast
  from the rear/misjudging vehicle’s speed)
• 3-Failure to slow down in a construction site




                Top Ten List

• 2-Failure to stop for a stop sign or light (also,
  early or late through a signal)
• 1-Merging improperly into traffic, causing
  another driver to maneuver or brake quickly




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      Distracting Behaviors


   Things we do while driving that
  cause us to fail to give the driving
        task our full attention




      Distracting Behaviors
1. ___________      6. ___________
2. ___________      7. ___________
3. ___________      8. ___________
4. ___________      9. ___________
5. ___________      10.___________




  If you see UN-SAFE driving
           behaviors:

• You Should:


  −T_____ with the employee
    • Verbal Counseling
    • Verbal Reprimand




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   If you see UN-SAFE driving
            behaviors

• You Should:

 − W______ ___ the incident
   • Discuss with employee
   • Written Reprimand
   • Disciplinary Action




   If you see UN-SAFE driving
            behaviors:

 • You Should:
   −Take Disciplinary Action
     • Suspension
     • Termination
     • Other




 Observing Employees Driving
            Habits

   What should you do if you
   observe employees using SAFE
   driving habits?




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      Build A Safety Culture
• Catch People Doing Things Right
  −A_____________ the Positive
  −R__________ the Negative
• Rewards and I___________
• Lead by Example
• Training




      Build A Safety Culture


• Correct unsafe behavior in a
  positive way through asking
  questions, describing safe practices
  and explaining why some work
  practices are hazardous




        Fleet Management
• The Vehicle Safety Program:

  −Responsibility
  −Driver Safety
  −Accident Reporting
  −Corrective Interview




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          Fleet Management
• The Vehicle Safety Program:

   −Accident F_________
   −Driver Selection
   −Vehicle Selection
   −Legal/Social R___________




          Fleet Management

• The Vehicle Safety Program:

  −Driver Training
  −Safety Devices
  −Preventative Maintenance
  −Record Keeping




          Fleet Management

Why Have A Fleet Management
      Safety Program?

 According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of
   Labor Statistics, Occupational vehicle accidents
    account for _____ out of every ______ worker
                 fatalities nationwide.




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            Fleet Management

                    Seven Steps
                      to a
                  Successful
             Fleet Safety Program

     Fleet Safety Program outlined by Rural/Metro (Thomas and Narron)




            Fleet Management

                            Step 1

    Identify the c_____ of current
               conditions




                             Step 1


• Determine a________ rates per
  number of vehicles and compare
  against the last five years
• Determine c_________ costs of
  accidents within the fleet (lost work
  time, insurance, legal) per year




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        Fleet Management

                Step 2

  Determine the criteria for making
  program implementation decisions




                Step 2


• Evaluate return on investment (ROI)
  over a specified time period
• Ability to apply county or other best
  practices
• Level of management support




        Fleet Management


                Step 3

 Form an Internal Fleet Safety and
      Health Advisory Group
    (Loss Control or Safety Committee)




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                 Step 3
• The Advisory Group:
 −Identified specific fleet problems,
 −Recommended s________ and best
  practices, and
 −Helped c___________ the program to
  the drivers




             Step 3 (cont.)
• The membership:
 −Represented by every job position in
  the company that interact or influence
  the fleet drivers
 −Membership represented problem
  solvers through e__________ and
  e_________




        Fleet Management

                Step 4

   Develop a standardized fleet
         training program




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                  Step 4
• Develop a standardized fleet
  training program:
  −12 hour driver program includes
   classes, d________ driving and
   s______ course, and on-road driver
   observation
  −Immediate training for new hires and
   phase in existing drivers




              Step 4 (cont.)
• Training Program:
  −Monitor the effect of training
  −Set a goal of putting drivers through
   the course within a set timeframe
  −Describe accident scenarios and
   encourage classroom discussion
  −Train and set policy for seat belt use




         Fleet Management

                 Step 5

Identify causes of accidents, monitor
  t_____ in accident rates before and
     after training, compile data for
  program ROI calculations, and help
      assess liability in collisions.




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         Fleet Management


                 Step 6

Institute a refresher training program




                 Step 6
• Refresher Training:
  −Training should last from 1 hour to 1.5
   hours
  −Training should use text, video and
   accident scenarios




         Fleet Management


                 Step 7

Enhance the motor vehicle record
         (MVR) program




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                Step 7
• MVR:
 −Driving records of all drivers were
  evaluated
 −Poor drivers were given immediate
  training and placed on a probation
  period




              Summary


 −Defined Fleet Management
 −Identified Responsibiltiies
 −Stressed Vehicle Safety
 −Defined The Vehicle Safety Program




              Questions

 Thanks for your time and attention
            Ron Shuffield
     Loss Control Representative
   Texas Association of Counties
1-800-456-5974 rons@county.org
            www.county.org




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