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Your business might rely on a vehicle (or multiple) to run operations. Whatever business you have, you will want to ensure that the vehicle’s safety is never compromised. You should take the necessary measures to enhance the vehicle’s safety to ensure your business does not have to deal with unnecessary stress and payments. 

To help protect your business vehicle, here are six brilliant ideas.

Get the right key device

Specific key devices will enhance the safety of your vehicle. Old keys and fobs will make your vehicle easy to compromise and hot-wire. 

A transponder key replacement can help prevent your car from being hot-wired and stolen. It is a simple device that will ensure your engine cannot run without this key, so your car is safe from intruders. 

Two people for the task

Should your vehicle be used for delivery purposes or quick stops, it can be smart to allow two people to control the task. If one person is delivering goods, they might leave the vehicle unlocked and unmanned because they are only leaving the vehicle for two minutes. However, within these two minutes, the vehicle could be stolen. 

Therefore, having an extra person on hand will ensure the vehicle can be watched during this period. Plus, it will enable the driver to have help unloading. 

Tracking device

To further enhance the safety of your fleet or singular vehicle, installing tracking devices is a great idea. This will enable you to monitor the movements of each vehicle. If its safety were to become compromised, you could track and locate it to bring it back to safety.

You should hide and install smart tracking devices so that if a smart intruder steals the vehicle, they will not know how to compromise it and switch it off.

Carry out regular maintenance

The safety of your business vehicle could be compromised due to poorly conditioned brakes or a lack of service, not just potential intruders. 

Therefore, it is recommended to maintain regular maintenance checks and upgrades so that the vehicle is in its best condition. 

Train the drivers

Depending on the type of vehicle, employees might require training regardless. If the employee drives a car for personal use, they might not be clued up on how to drive a large van or lorry safely. 

Therefore, it is important to train the drivers on how to use the vehicle. Plus, train them on safety measures to take while using the vehicle. For instance, if they are likely to leave a van unlocked when leaving it for a few minutes, ensure they do not do this. Safety training will provide them with the motivation and knowledge to maintain safety while performing tasks and operating the vehicle. 

No distractions

Furthermore, encouraging a no-distraction policy will ensure employees are focused while fulfilling tasks. 

A lack of distractions will ensure they stay focused on the road and task, making them efficient and safe while driving the business vehicle.

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Michael D. Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.