Below is an example of transport and green travel policy which can be useful for different type of companies and contractors.
By implementing this transport policy is an organization can reduce environmental impacts and improve performance by minimizing noise, disruption and congestion to others.
Objective of the policy also is to minimize pollution and improve vehicle efficiency.
All Company vehicles will be purchased for a purpose and be kept in a roadworthy condition and have current MOT certificates and road fund licenses, where necessary.
Company vehicles will be serviced at 12 monthly intervals or 10,000 miles which ever is sooner.
No private vehicles will be used for company business unless insurance/MOT is valid.
All drivers’ licenses will be checked before first use of a company vehicle and then annually and must be for the class of vehicle driven.
All drivers must bring to the attention of management of any ill health that may affect their ability to drive and any ill health or endorsements will be notified to the company insurance immediately.
No driver will drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol including prescribed drugs that hold a driving warning.
No driver will make or receive calls on a mobile telephone whilst driving unless using a hands free set. Even calls using the hands free set must be kept short and resumed when vehicle is parked safely and keys removed from the ignition.
Drivers will be shown how to undertake basic safety maintenance task such as tyre, light, windscreen fluid checks and basic adjustment of seats and back rests on first issue of car.
Drivers must immediately report any faults or defects and discontinue driving vehicle until repair complete, if fault makes the driving vehicle unsafe.
Company shall hold breakdown assistance and emergency numbers in the vehicles. If driver has to get out on motorway or main road a florescent jacket must be worn.
Where more than one person use a car a record must be kept of who is using car and brief details of journey.
All persons are responsible for their own driving endorsements and parking tickets.
Most of times company does not require long periods of driving. When this does occur a separate assessment will be made to determine which mode of transport is suitable, a break from driving must be made every 2 hours for at least 15 minutes.
Drivers must be aware of fatigue and when this occurs breaks must be taken.
Loads must be secured and handled using good ergonomic techniques.
Loads must be safely distributed within vehicle especially where multi drops are required.
Drivers must park in specified areas especially when on building sites and where there is no site speed limits assume it to be 10mph.
Drivers must drive to the road conditions and in cases of adverse weather management will make a decision whether to allow business to proceed or allow employees to come home early to enable a safe return.
Reversing must be kept to a minimum and in areas of high pedestrian traffic a second person to guide.
Management will reserve the right to periodically travel with company drivers to ensure high standards of driving are maintained.
This Policy will be brought to the attention of all employees who use company vehicles and will be reviewed annually.
All drivers of Company vehicles and plant will have current and valid driving licenses and be authorised. Where necessary operators will have a C.A.T. scheme card to ensure they are competent.
No riding will be allowed on vehicles elsewhere than in purpose-designed seats.
Provision will be made in the yard area, as far as possible, on sites, to segregate vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
When on sites it will be assumed that the speed limit is 10mph unless stated.
Where vehicles are fitted with seat belts these will be worn strictly.