Driver behaviour causing thousands of days’ downtime for businesses

RAC has estimated that over 40,000 breakdown call outs to business vehicles could be avoided, if company car drivers conducted basic maintenance checks of their vehicles and undertook driver training.

Elvin Ravenscroft, tactical development manager for RAC, said: “Our research shows that people driving on company business are causing downtime; add this to the “hidden” cost of replacement or hire cars, missed appointments, lost business contracts, warranty disputes over vehicle repairs and

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