There are many lessons to be learned by reviewing international best practice in accident management and fleet safety.
Though the vehicle total in New Zealand is tiny at only around 4 million, we have some of the worst car accident statistics in the world so have much to learn from the work that is happening globally to reduce collisions. Technology has had a very positive influence, as has improved processes, and engagement with professional accident management providers.
Royal Mail is one of the UK’s largest fleets with over 46,000,000 vehicles including heavy trucks, light trucks, vans, cars and grey fleet (learn more about grey fleet). The company employs over 90,000 drivers, travelling over 900 million kilometres per year. Over a third of Royal Mail drivers completed the MENTOR risk assessment and completed 22,000 on-line training modules.
Over a four year period Royal Mail vehicle collisions reduced by over 25% and resulted in cost reductions of over $5.5Million. Other key improvements included a 61% reduction in speeding and a 30% reduction in crash fatalities. See the full Case Study.