Your Grey Fleet

Maintaining a ‘grey fleet‘ can be tricky, as it involves managing vehicles owned by individual employees, contractors, and volunteers.
As a result, there can be a lack of control over the condition of these vehicles and the legal compliance of them. 

It is important to ensure that the GF vehicles are regularly serviced, maintained, and meet all necessary legal requirements.
Especially the health and safety of drivers and emphatically other road users should be a priority for any organisation operating a ‘owner driven fleet’. 

Grey Fleet Requirements

Basically, when assessing how good your ‘grey fleet’ is, you should first consider the age of the vehicles.
Above all, you should also check that each vehicle has a valid MOT certificate and that the driver holds a valid license for the class of vehicle being driven, this information is supplied by the DVLA.
You should also ensure that each vehicle is insured and that drivers are aware of any special driving regulations that might apply. 

Grey Fleet Risk Assessment

Finally, you should verify that each driver has completed a risk assessment.
A risk assessment takes into account factors such as the vehicle’s mechanical condition, roadworthiness, and the environment in which they will be driving.
As shown above, you can ensure that your ‘owner driven fleet’ vehicles are kept in good condition and are safe to use on the roads.