Mercedes-Benz Vans has teamed up with the Freight Transport Association and FleetCheck to provide Fleet Safe compliance software for small to medium fleets.
Designed to help keep customer fleets compliant, Fleet Safe is an online software platform and mobile app for recording pre-use vehicle checks, vehicle status including MOT, insurance and RFL dates, and access to company policies. It can even include fuel purchase and mileage capture.
It uses a clear ‘traffic light’ system for each vehicle uploaded to the software, to highlight the status of each van at a glance.
As part of the offering, Fleet Safe also provides access to the FTA’s van information flows and Guide to Van Excellence, which contains best practice guidance and information specifically for those tasked with the operation of their van fleet, as well as monthly news that communicates changes in the law for example. In addition, Mercedes-Benz Vans customers will have access to the FTA advice service to ensure they always remain compliant and in control. Users will be able to activate a remote FTA Van Excellence audit for fleets of up to 30 vans after three months as well.
Fleet Safe is free for the first year to customers operating between 25 and 250 vans who have purchased a new Mercedes-Benz van. If the vehicle is funded by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, it is free for three years.
“Compliance is vital when it comes to health and safety – not to mention to the reputation of a business – and maintaining roadworthy and legal vehicles is key to keeping businesses moving,” said Andy Eccles, Head of Business Development at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK. “Our Fleet Safe software offers an easy way to keep on top of all fleet-related tasks and responsibilities, helping fleets to operate safely at all times with its visual alerts and email notifications, keeping vehicles where they should be – out on the road, earning their keep.”