As a Fleet Manager, you know the importance of the driver for the company and services provided, because in reality, they are an indispensable resource and that contributes (or not) to the success of it! The productivity and results achieved by the fleet depend heavily on the performance of your drivers, which is why you will want the best professionals on your team, correct? But do you know what are the characteristics that should privilege? Do you already have the Ideal Driver Profile for your fleet? We will help you!
HOW TO SELECT THE IDEAL DRIVER PROFILE?
#1 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
They are usually the drivers with more years of experience, who are more prudent and drive more safely and economically. In addition, they convey more confidence to the entity itself.
#2 SPECIALIZED TRAINING
Specific knowledge in the area of Defensive Driving is an added value in the curriculum of a driver, as well as training in the scope of good use of the vehicle in the context of fleets.
#3 DRIVING TYPE
Since fuel represents one of the fleet highest costs, the driver must have an economic (good ratio between kilometers per liter of fuel) and stable driving.
#4 NO COMPLAINTS/ PROCESSES
Find out if the candidate has complaints associated with his or her driving or as a professional per se. Drivers with a history of this type tend to drive in a more dangerous and costly way for the company, often harming the reputation and image of the company.
#5 REDUCED NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS
The less accidents, the better! Drivers with a history of accidents may reveal professionals with poor appetite for driving or little care with Road Safety Regulations and Traffic Rules. Representing consequently, higher costs for the company.
IDEAL DRIVER PROFILE CHARACTERISTICS CHECK LIST:
- Has good presentation
- Easily adapts to change
- Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Enjoy good physical and mental health
- It is prudent, punctual and fair
- Cautious in driving, especially in adverse weather conditions
- Respects speed and signaling limits
- Know the Road Rules and Driving
- Is polite, responsible and honest
- Be attentive to details
- Has knowledge about first aid
- Know the importance of preventive maintenance
Having selected your drivers team, you must define and implement the Stay and Incentive Policies for them, to ensure their productivity and continuity in the company.
Now you know how to build a team that fits your needs and your company requirements! Do not forget, be demanding and selective! 👔🚗👍
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