Company Policy: Fleet Policy and Vehicle Cleanliness Standards
Some of the Company Vehicle Policies are highlighted below. A full company policy will be sent to ALL employees with this announcement. It is required reading. For any questions, you may contact the HR Department at 770-701-2731 ext. 252.
If any employee does not follow the company fleet policy regarding cleanliness, maintenance and reports, you will be terminated; no one is excused. Keep in mind, Jasper has a zero tolerance policy for smoking in all of its fleet vehicles. If your vehicle currently does not meet the cleanliness standards, you may either detail it at one of our locations or have it detailed at your own expense. In addition, fleet reports must be immediately sent to email@example.com upon first request; admin will not be sending follow-up emails. If you cannot comply with Jasper’s policies, you may opt to use your own vehicle, at your own expense.
VEHICLE FLEET SAFETY POLICY
The purpose of this Policy is to ensure the safety of those individuals who drive company vehicles. Vehicle accidents are costly to our company, but more importantly, they may result in injury to you or others. It is the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner and to drive defensively to prevent injuries and property damage. As such, Jasper Contractors endorses all applicable state motor vehicle regulations relating to driver responsibility. Jasper expects each driver to drive in a safe and courteous manner pursuant to the following safety rules. The attitude you take when behind the wheel is the single most important factor in driving safely.
Drivers and/or passengers are not permitted to smoke while in a Jasper vehicle.
Company vehicles are to be driven by authorized employees only, except in emergencies, or in case of repair testing by a mechanic. Spouses and other family members are not authorized to drive Jasper vehicles.
Any employee who has a drivers license revoked or suspended shall immediately notify their immediate supervisor and discontinue operation of the company vehicle. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.
All accidents, regardless of severity, must be reported to immediate supervisor. Failing to stop after an accident and/or failure to report an accident will result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.
Drivers must immediately report all summons received for moving violations during the operation of a company vehicle to immediate supervisor. In addition, speeding tickets received during the operation of a Jasper vehicle are the responsibility of the driver and payment of the ticket MUST be made within 5 days to the drivers local office. Payment must be in the form of cash, check or money order.
All CDL drivers must comply with all applicable D.O.T. regulations, including successful completion on medical, drug, and alcohol evaluations.
Motor Vehicle Records will be ordered periodically to assess employees’ driving records. An unfavorable record will result in a loss of the privilege of driving a Jasper vehicle.
Driver Safety Rules
The use of a company vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and other drugs is forbidden and is sufficient cause for dismissal.
No driver shall operate a company vehicle when his/her ability to do so safely has been impaired by illness, fatigue, injury, or prescription medication.
All drivers and passengers operating or riding in company vehicles must wear seat belts, even if air bags are available.
No unauthorized personnel are allowed to ride in company vehicles.
Drivers are responsible for the security of Company vehicles assigned to them. The vehicle engine must be shut off, ignition keys removed, and vehicle doors locked whenever the vehicle is left unattended. If the vehicle is left with a parking attendant, only the ignition key is to be left.
Head lights shall be used 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise, or during inclement weather or at any time when a distance of 500 feet ahead of the vehicle cannot be seen clearly.
All other state laws, local laws, or D.O.T. Motor Carrier Safety Regulations must be obeyed.
What To Do In Case of An Accident
Immediately call the Police and your Supervisor. Your Supervisor will give you further instructions.
Proper vehicle maintenance is a basic element of any fleet safety program, not only to ensure a safe, road worthy vehicle, but also to avoid costly repair expenses and unexpected breakdowns.
Registration and Inspection is the responsibility of the assigned driver.
The vehicle should be cleaned (interior & exterior) once per week to help maintain its good appearance for you and the Company. A clean vehicle makes a good impression on customers.
The vehicle manufacturer’s maintenance schedule should be referenced and closely following regarding recommended maintenance intervals.
The driver of the vehicle is responsible to maintain routine oil changes.
Shell gas should be the only gasoline that is put in the company vehicle.
Prior approval is necessary for any major maintenance repairs.