When you drive a fleet vehicle, you have a number of legal, safety and operational responsibilities.
Drivers have a number of responsibilities and obligations.
You must hold a current and valid licence for the class of vehicle you are driving. You might also need a driver licence endorsement.
Remember to renew your licence and/or endorsement on time (allowing enough time for us to process your renewal before your current licence and/or endorsement expire).
Find out which class of licence you need
When a passenger endorsement is required
As a professional driver, you should always:
be safe and courteous
obey the road rules, most of which are explained in the Road Code, and local bylaws whenever you are driving
understand that others make mistakes
set an example to others.
This also applies away from work.
A number of penalties apply to drivers found to be breaking the traffic rules, including vehicle impoundment, which will affect your ability to work.
Read the Road code
Find out more about driving offences and penalties
You should do a simple pre-use 'walk-around' check before you drive any vehicle. As a minimum, you should check that:
tyres are inflated with close-to-equal pressure and have a legal tread depth with no uneven wear
wheel nuts (where they can be seen) are in place and the wheels appear undamaged
there's no obvious damage to the vehicle that could be considered dangerous
indicators, tail lights and brake lights operate correctly and the lenses are not cracked or broken
headlights work on both high and low beam and lenses are not cracked or broken
windscreen washers and wipers operate satisfactorily
the horn operates satisfactorily
the vehicle registration and WoF or CoF are current (as well as the road user charges label if you have a diesel or heavy vehicle)
safety belts are in good condition
the engine fluid levels (water and oil) are correct.
You should report any faults to the fleet manager straight away.
Fatigue can be dangerous for drivers, especially people who drive as part of their job. As a driver, you should know how to prevent and manage fatigue.