Grey fleet Mis-management?

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There are an estimated 14 million ‘grey fleet’ vehicles in the UK, but 56% of fleet managers with colleagues who drive their own cars on business say their organisation never physically check the roadworthiness of those vehicles.
That’s one of the key findings of ‘The 2015 Lex Autolease Report on Company Motoring’, which discovered that the ‘grey’ fleet remains a major management issue for many organisations.
The report, based on research with 249 fleet managers and more than 1,000 employees, also suggests:

•More than two thirds (67%) of fleet managers with ‘grey fleet ‘drivers always check their insurance and 64% always physically check driving licences
•However, 13% never check insurance, 18% never check licences and 27% never check if the vehicle has an MoT
The report said: “The management of ‘grey fleets’ demands closer examination, not only because of the moral and legal imperative, but also to reduce the environmental impact of organisations. Salary sacrifice schemes are one way to reduce the risks associated with the ‘grey fleet’.
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Driver CPC compliance hits almost 99%

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One year on from the introduction of mandatory training for HGV drivers, the DVSA has revealed operators are almost entirely compliant.
Almost 99% of drivers stopped at the roadside since the Driver CPC deadline passed one year ago were carrying their driver qualification card (DQC).
Of the 89,000 vehicles that were stopped between 10 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, only 1,400 drivers were caught without their DQCs, displaying high levels of compliance with the legislation.
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Safer Lorry Scheme comes into force today

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This new scheme uses a combination of powers held by these bodies to deliver a simple, quick and complete solution across all roads in London.

The scheme ensures that only lorries with basic safety equipment fitted will be allowed on London's roads. Under London's scheme, most vehicles that are currently exempt from national legislation for basic safety equipment will have to be retrofitted. This includes construction vehicles, which are involved in a disproportionate number of fatal collisions involving cyclists and more